The 11th annual Maine Credit Unions’ Ending Hunger Walking Tour made a number of stops to present donations to food pantries in communities in Kennebec and Somerset counties.

Local food pantries who received contributions are the Augusta Food Pantry in Augusta; Gardiner Food Bank/Chrysalis Place in Gardiner; Monmouth Food Pantry in Monmouth; Vassalboro Food Station in North Vassalboro; Oakland Food Bank in Oakland; Community Christmas Project in Pittsfield; Skowhegan Community Food Cupboard in Skowhegan; Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter in Waterville; Winslow Area Food Pantry in Winslow; and Winthrop Food Pantry in Winthrop. Checks for $111 each, commemorative of this being the tour’s 11th year, were presented at each stop. Each check purchases approximately $1,500 in food through the Good Shepherd Food Bank.

The purpose of the walk is to raise awareness and distribute some of the statewide funds raised by the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger. This year’s tour contributed to food pantries in 77 communities.