The University of Maine at Augusta Community Cupboard campus food pantry recently received a $1,000 donation from the University Credit Union.

With the support of its credit union members from across the state, $35,461 was raised in 2021 for the Campaign for Ending Hunger, which provides critical supplemental funding for local food assistance programs that have seen increased demand during the pandemic, according to a news release from the credit union.

This support goes to assist the more than 166,000 Mainers experiencing hunger each year, including 44,000 children, according to Feeding America.