UMaine News

Black Bear Exchange among campus food pantries to benefit from UCU campaign

During a December initiative, University Credit Union (UCU) brought attention to food insecurity among college students in Maine by launching a statewide awareness campaign, raising more than $8,100 for the five University of Maine System-based campus food pantries.

The University of Maine’s Black Bear Exchange food pantry and clothing swap, which assists about 20 people per week, received $1,157.84 from the campaign, according to a UCU news release.

During the Ending Hunger on Campus in Maine initiative, UCU branches collected donations from around the state, ultimately exceeding the fundraising goal by more than $600, the release states.

The full news release is on the Downeast Coastal News website.