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Credit unions across the nation over many years have collectively raised tens of millions in money and food to feed needy families. In the state of Maine, for example, more than $11.3 million has been raised since 1990 when the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger was launched. This initiative is still going strong and carries an ambitious goal of ending hunger by 2030 in collaboration with the AmeriCorps VISTA program, according to the Maine Credit Union League.

But what credit unions may be overlooking is that food insecurity is a growing problem that’s affecting not just their members and communities, but some of their employees as well.

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