|The Sebasticook Valley Federal Credit Union (SVFCU) will be running a Summer Sizzler Cash Calendar Raffle that began on Wednesday, August 1st and will continue through Friday, August 31st. Tickets are priced at $5 each or 3 for $10. There is a $2,000 payout and the winners’ names will be resubmitted giving participants a chance to win more than once with one ticket. There are 31 chances in August to win cash. The daily winner will be notified by phone and the name will be posted on the Sebasticook Valley FCU Facebook page. All proceeds will go to the SVFCU Ending Hunger in Maine Campaign. The Sebasticook Valley FCU has supported the effort to end hunger in Maine with this campaign since 2000. All of the money raised from the SVFCU campaign is distributed to local organizations right here in the Sebasticook Valley region that help those in need. Last year, this campaign gave funds to the following local organizations: Corinna Food Pantry, MSAD #53 Snack Pack Program, Newport Community Food Bank, Pittsfield Community Christmas Project (Pittsfield Food Bank), Sebasticook Family Doctors and RSU #19 Snack Pack Program, SVH Senior Farm Share Program, Tri-Town Food Cupboard (which serves Hartland, Palmyra, and St. Albans), Widows and Orphans Food Cupboard (which serves Stetson), and the RSU #19 In-School Food Pantry, located at Somerset Middle School, Sebasticook Middle School, and Nokomis Regional High. In 2017, Sebasticook Valley FCU, with help of it’s employees, community sponsors and members have raised over $20,000 for the Campaign. These results are impressive and vital to helping to end hunger in Maine since, more than 40% of Maine children under the age of 12 show some evidence of hunger, that’s 68,950 children being food insecure. Individuals can stop by the Pittsfield branch at 505 Somerset Avenue or the Newport branch at 87 Moosehead Trail to purchase a ticket and participate in the SVFCU Ending Hunger in Maine Campaign.