Ending Hunger on Campus in Maine
Proudly supporting our University of Maine System communities.
From November 26 through December 31, UCU is shining a light on the food pantries that help those within our campus communities. Across the state, there are eight UMS-based food pantries that need support and we ask that you, our members and friends, help contribute to our neighbors in need on campus by donating. These campus food pantries help students, employees and others in the campus community, and while the total need is unknown, there are many who are already receiving assistance from these locations.
This year, our goal is to help create support for these food pantries to sustain and grow their resources. UCU will match all donations up to a total of $25,000!
How can you donate?
Anyone can donate by stopping into a UCU branch or mailing a check to any UCU branch.
UCU members can also donate by phone.
Donations can be made online with VISA or Mastercard on our website by clicking here.
To learn more about a campus food pantry, please visit the links below:
Black Bear Exchange - University of Maine Lisa Morin, Coordinator.
Assists 25 people per week.
The Well - University of Southern Maine Madeleine Lutts, Graduate Assistant, Commuter Student Services.
Assists 20 people per day, to supplement a meal or take home a meal to cook.
Thrifty Beaver - University of Maine at Farmington Luke Kellett, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Sustainability Coordinator.
Assists 15 people per week, often students utilize grab-n-go items.
UMPI Emergency Food Pantry - University of Maine at Presque Isle Shirley Rush, BSW Program Coordinator, Associate Professor of Social Work.
Assists 20-30 people per month.
Bengal's Outreach Food Pantry - University of Maine at Fort Kent Jessica Daigle, Counselor and Accessibility Coordinator.
Regularly assists 30 students per month.
UMM F.O.O.D. Club - University of Maine at Machias (Food Outreach Opportunities with Dignity) H. Lori Schnieders, Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology.
Assists 30-75 people per week.
UMA Community Cupboard - University of Maine at Augusta Rose Pelletier, Coordinator of Student Life.
Assists 15-20 people per week.
Food for Thought - University of Maine at Augusta - Bangor Kent Corey, Coordinator of Student Life.
Assists 20 people per week.