How much food would you give to your child if he or she was hungry? If you are a parent, like many are, the answer is simple. You give until your child(ren) are well-fed and healthy. Imagine the parents who cannot afford to feed their children. It’s not an easy image to conjure up because it’s hard to think about a child being hungry.
The painful truth is that our community is filled with food insecure homes. Places where many people suffer from the lack of the most basic needs—things most of us take for granted. We, as a community, must strive to help when we can. That is why, at New Dimensions FCU, we consistently work to raise money to help alleviate the stress that adults and children endure when there is a shortage of food.
Each year we hold numerous bake sales, harvest fests, holiday pie sales, book sales, bottle drives, raffles, and many other events in our attempt to raise as much money as we can toward Maine’s Ending Hunger Campaign. We certainly do not do this alone; we have a tremendous number of members who happily donate to our events, sales, and seem to love our solar dancer trinkets and piggy banks.
In 2016, NDFCU raised nearly $5,700 to help end hunger and are pleased to announce that we have distributed all the money raised right here in our own local communities. This year’s recipients were those organizations that have food programs in place. Among the awarded are The Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, Spectrum Generations, The Alfond Youth Center, The Waterville Food Bank, The Augusta Food Bank, and Bread of Life in Augusta. This money will ensure the continuance of these very necessary food programs in our local area.
Be a part of the solution by making tomorrow’s community well-fed, healthier, and food secure.