America First launches 14th Annual Community Food Drive to serve those in need
Items will be donated to Utah Food Bank, Three Square Las Vegas and other local food pantries in the community
RENO, NEV (September 24, 2018) — With a profound commitment to helping the underprivileged in the communities it services, America First Credit Union kicked off the season of giving with the launch of its 14th Annual Community Food Drive last week. All branch locations throughout Utah and Southern Nevada will accept donations of non-perishable food items through Saturday, Oct. 20, and distribute to local food pantries and food banks, including Utah Food Bank and Three Square Las Vegas.
America First Credit Union started the Community Food Drive in 2004 and, with the help of employees and members, has collected nearly 168,000 pounds of food. Last year America First collected more than 18,000 pounds of food, which equates to over 15,000 meals to those in need, and this year they’re hoping to beat it.
“At America First we take great pride in the communities we serve and giving back to those communities is an integral part of our mission,” said John Lund, President and CEO of America First. “As the season of giving quickly approaches it is important to give back to those less fortunate and the annual Community Food Drive is a great way for our members and employees to get involved.”
The most needed non-perishable food items include, but are not limited to, canned vegetables, canned tuna fish, and peanut butter (no glass), among others. The public and America First members are encouraged to donate at any branch in Utah and Nevada through Saturday, Oct. 20.
To for more information or to find the nearest branch to make a donation, visit www.americafirst.com. Find America First Credit Union on Facebook, Twitter, or follow @AmericaFirst on Instagram and Pinterest.
About America First Credit Union
Proudly celebrating 82 years of servicing members and a long-standing history, America First Credit Union has become one of the largest, most stable and most progressive credit unions in the country, and has remained a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative financial institution. Today, America First has 119 locations, and is the eighth largest credit union in assets in the United States with over $16 billion, and the fifth largest credit union in membership in America with more than 1.2 million members.