Ending Hunger on Campus in Maine
Proudly supporting our University of Maine System communities.
Our campaign for 2018 has ended. Thank you to everyone that contributed, raised awareness, and made this campaign a success. We are pleased to announce that $12,559.81 was raised with your contributions! Since UCU is matching that amount, a total of $25,119.62 will be donated to the campus food pantries on the University of Maine System campuses.
2018 Check Presentations
2018 Ending Hunger on Campus in Maine
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!
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.
Campus Food Pantry - 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.