Georgia United Credit Union Foundation Launches Virtual Food Drive in February
DULUTH, GA – Georgia United Credit Union Foundation is helping to end hunger in the community through their annual Can Hunger program. This year’s program will be entirely virtual, allowing donors the ability to participate safely from the comfort of their home. Throughout the month of February, monetary donations can be made to the Can Hunger fund online at gucufoundation.org or at a Georgia United Credit Union branch drive-up location. All donations will be used by local food banks to provide meals to children, families and seniors facing hunger.
“One in seven Georgia residents rely on food pantries to help feed their family - and the need for assistance has risen due to the ongoing challenges of COVID,” shared Liz Riffert, community development officer at Georgia United Credit Union. “The Can Hunger program helps restock the shelves of food pantries during a time when donations are typically low after the holidays. This year’s virtual event gives our members and community partners a safe way to help our neighbors in need without having to leave their home.”
Monetary donations go a long way with food banks due to their strong purchasing power. For example, a $10 donation can provide up to 40 meals for those experiencing food insecurity. Additionally, food banks and pantries can provide non-perishable foods, such as protein, fresh fruit and allergen-free foods.
This marks the ninth year of the Foundation’s Can Hunger program. Since the program began, over 386,598 cans – or over 115 tons – of food has been provided to local food banks, thanks to the kindness and generosity of their donors.
About Georgia United Foundation
Georgia United Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for children and families in the communities they serve through impactful programs funded and delivered through volunteerism by way of corporate contributions, team members and community efforts. The Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is the philanthropic arm of Georgia United Credit Union. For details on volunteering, participating or donating, visit gucufoundation.org.
About Georgia United Credit Union
Georgia United Credit Union is an award-winning financial leader and partner in education. Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia United is ranked as one of the state’s largest credit unions with $1.6 billion in assets, 169,000 members and 19 branch locations. As a full-service financial institution, they offer competitive products and services for every stage of life. Visit gucu.org to learn more and follow the credit union on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.