Mountain Credit Union Partners with MANNA Food Bank
Earlier this month, Mountain Credit Union partnered with MANNA Food Bank to provide meals that will help end food insecurity in the 16 counties of Western North Carolina.
From June 1-8, all seven Mountain Credit Union branches accepted donations of non-perishable food items. Various canned, bottled, boxed and bagged foods were collected. Through the eight-day campaign, the food drive received an enormous amount of food, donated mainly by Mountain Credit Union members and staff. A sizeable monetary donation was also collected.
After gathering the food and money from the different branches, representatives from the credit union took the collection to MANNA Food Bank, where employees weighed it. Through the efforts of Mountain Credit Union staff and members, the donation amounted to 1,468 pounds of food and $575 in monetary donations. Every dollar donated helps provide four meals for people across Western North Carolina facing hunger, and along with the 1,468 pounds of food will provide over 3,500 meals.
“We couldn’t do the work we do if it weren’t for organizations like Mountain Credit Union,” said Jake Deuterman, Food Sourcing Administrative Associate at MANNA Food Bank. “This donation will help us provide 3,523 meals to our neighbors throughout Western North Carolina.”
Franklin Branch Manager Cody Rogers had a substantial impact on this campaign.
“I appreciate the hard-working staff and generous members of Mountain Credit Union. Our entire team did a great job rallying their members to give during the eight days of our food drive.” Rogers said. “This is what ‘People Helping People’ looks like.”
Mountain Credit Union currently has seven branch offices located throughout Western North Carolina and serves anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Swain or Transylvania counties of North Carolina. For more information, please visit mountaincu.org