AUGUSTA — The 2022 Feed ME 5K Walk to End Hunger in Maine, hosted by Maine State Credit Union, is planned as an in-person event scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at the YMCA entrance of the Kennebec River Rail Trail.

“Although it will be a lower-key version this year, we are excited to finally be able to have this as an in-person event,” said Stacey Dow, co-chair of the credit union’s Social Responsibility Crew, according to a news release from the credit union. “This will be a transition year for us, after hosting virtual walks for the past two years; COVID has changed a lot of things. We are hopeful that many people will come out to show support and/or even consider donating.”

The credit union has been hosting its annual Walk to End Hunger since 2006 and has raised $500,000 from this event alone. All the proceeds raised from this event, as well as other events the credit union hosts during the year, go directly to many of its local hunger organizations.

“This is our largest fundraising event of the year, and it is the only large fundraising event, where most of our recipient hunger organizations participate and raise much of the money themselves,” said Dow. “MSCU employees are excited each year to take part in an event, that supports the credit unions,’ ‘people helping people’ philosophy.’ In addition, we are extremely thankful for the businesses that sponsor this event. This year, our sponsors have generously contributed over $20,000 to helping feed our hungry neighbors!”

Gold sponsors are TriCorp FCU, Maine Credit Union League/Synergent, Element Group, National Home Solutions of Maine, Cayer Security. Silver sponsors include WH Demmons, Cross Insurance, GHM Insurance Agency, WG Tech, WIPLFI, and Charlie’s Family of Dealerships. Bronze sponsors include Insurance Trust, Anthem, GLIA, Pannos Marketing, Pine State Trading, and Alkami. Friend sponsors are Creative Imaging Group, Korner Store & Deli, Norman, Hanson & DeTroy, Liberty Mutual, Rod’s HPAC, Sarah Dunckel & Associates, ASG Angott, Priority Learning, Maine General and Harvest Time.

The registration fee is $30. To learn more about the event and to become a sponsor, visit

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