American Heritage Credit Union Spirit Of Giving Food Drive contributes over $52,000 and donates over 8,000 pounds of food to organizations and families across Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks and Camden Counties
PHILADELPHIA, PA (December 12, 2022) —
American Heritage Credit Union employees and members collected over 8,000 pounds of food and donated $22,000 to various charities and organizations in the community during its ninth annual Spirit of Giving Food Drive. Additionally, over 300 meals and $30,000 worth of $100 visa gift cards were donated to help local families this season as well.
Nonperishable goods are traditionally in a higher demand during the holiday season. Coupled with supply chain and inventory challenges, American Heritage set an aggressive goal of collecting food donations throughout October and November to ensure that organizations in our community were able to continue providing necessary meals and nourishment to local families. Thanks to the generosity of members, employees and community partners, donation baskets overflowed with contributions, and as a result, 18 local food banks and pantries across Montgomery, Philadelphia, Bucks and Camden counties are receiving much-needed food donations.
American Heritage partnered with local organizations in each community it serves. The recipients of food donations include:
|Philadelphia County Food Donation Recipients:
- Kroc Center
- Caring for Friends
- Bryn Mawr Avenue Church of God Food Pantry
Bucks County Food Donation Recipients:
- Pennridge Fish
- Quakertown Food Pantry
- New Britain Baptist Church
- Warminster Food Bank
- Bucks County Family Services Pantry
|Montgomery County Food Donation Recipients:
- Manna on Main Street
- Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard
- Catholic Social Services Martha’s Choice Marketplace
- Bethel Community Church of Pottstown
- Bread of Heaven Food Patry
- Seeds of Hope Community Food Pantry
Delaware County Food Donation Recipients:
Camden County Food Donation Recipients
- Cherry Hill Food Pantry
- Food Bank of South Jersey
In addition to the food donations, American Heritage donated over 300 meals to service groups that support local families and gifted a total of $30,000 in gift cards to those families as well. American Heritage donated 25 meals and 25 $100 visa gift cards each to the following organizations:
- Caring For Friends
- Carson Valley Aid
- Catholic Community Services
- CORA Services
- Family Service Association of Bucks County
- Firely Foundation
- Hartnett Health Services
- Laurel House
- Lenape Foundation
- Liberty Lutheran- West Phila. Senior Community Center
- Lower Bucks-Borough
“American Heritage Credit Union, our Board of Directors, and our entire credit union family have recognized the drastic needs for food this season and have stepped up to help our community,” stated Bruce K. Foulke, President & CEO of American Heritage. “I am so proud of the commitment our American Heritage family has shown to help stock food pantry shelves and provide families within our community with meals and funds to help afford the essentials. On behalf of American Heritage, we are pleased to have made the holidays brighter for local families.”
Over 300 meals and $30,000 in gift cards were donated to service groups that support local families throughout the region.
American Heritage donates 25 meals and 25 $100 visa gift cards to the Kroc Center in Philadelphia County.
American Heritage donated 25 meals and 25 $100 visa gift cards to the CORA Services Philadelphia County.
American Heritage donated 25 meals and 25 $100 visa gift cards to the Family Service Association of Bucks County.
About American Heritage Credit Union
American Heritage Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative with more than $4.5 billion in assets serving more than 800 Workplace Partners and more than 280,000 members, with more than 35 locations across Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, and Camden Counties. Founded in 1948, American Heritage Credit Union is now one of the top 75 largest credit unions in the United States. For more information about American Heritage Credit Union please visit at www.AmericanHeritageCU.org.