$12903.46 donated to local food pantries!

Forest Area Federal Credit Union makes a difference in 4 local communities.

KALKASKA, MANTON, FIFE LAKE, KINGSLEY, MI (December 12, 2014) — Forest Area Federal Credit Union spent the month of November raising money for the local food pantries in the communities that their branches serve. These communities include:  Kalkaska, Fife Lake, Manton and Kingsley.  The Board of Directors of Forest Area Federal Credit Union authorized a Forest Area FCU dollar for dollar matching donation of the funds raised through member and staff donations once again this year! This support of the efforts of their staff to make a difference in their communities gives a grand total raised this year, with the matching funds, of $12903.46.

CEO Robert Raden says this about the fundraiser: ‘Special thanks go out to our local communities for stepping up and helping those less fortunate than themselves with these generous donations.  A special thanks to the staff of Forest Area Federal Credit Union for getting the word out about our fundraising efforts and helping us to be so successful in these efforts.  And last but not least a special appreciation to our Board of Directors for generously offering to double our fundraising efforts again this year.  It is only through the success of our organization which is a direct reflection of the dedication of our board and staff and the commitment of our community members to choose Forest Area Federal Credit Union as their partner in their financial success that allows us the opportunity to serve our communities in this way!’

The food pantries which will be receiving the funds raised this year include Family Care Network, Free Methodist Gleaners, St. Theresa’s Catholic Pantry and Colfax Community food pantry in the Manton area, the Methodist Church of Kingsley food pantry and the Baptist Church of Kingsley food pantry, KAIR Food Pantry of Kalkaska and the United Methodist Church (in partnership with St. Aloysius Catholic Church) Food Pantry in Fife Lake.

About Forest Area Federal Credit Union
As a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative, Forest Area Federal Credit Union is committed to their members. They uphold the fundamental responsibility to actively serve people within their field of membership and the communities in which they live. Forest Area FCU treats all members with dignity and respect and offer honest, fair deals to all members at all times. Forest Area Federal Credit Union delivers a range of low cost products and services to the diverse economic and social make-up of their members and potential members. Forest Area Federal Credit Union looks for better ways to reach out to the underserved in their field of membership. Finally, they will continually, in all facets of their operation, demonstrate the value of membership in Forest Area Federal Credit Union. To learn more about Forest Area Federal Credit Union visit or find them on Facebook at

Forest Area Federal Credit Union’s field of membership as a Community Chartered Credit Union is as follows:  Persons who live, regularly work, worship, or attend school in and businesses and other legal entities or immediate family members located in Kalkaska County, Michigan, Wexford County, Michigan, the townships of Union, Fife Lake, Paradise, Grant, and Mayfield of Grand Traverse County, Michigan, and Mancelona Township of Antrim County.

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