AmFirst raises more than $25,000, 20,500 food items during Feeding Families Across Alabama food drive
BIRMINGHAM, AL (August 10, 2020) — America’s First Federal Credit Union (AmFirst), alongside partner ABC 33/40, today announced that it raised $26,675 and a total of 20,672 food items — roughly 222,626 meals — during its Feeding Families Across Alabama Food Drive, held July 6-31. All efforts benefited the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama.
“The Feeding Families Across Alabama Food Drive was AmFirst’s way to proactively ensure those in need of food — and more so given the pandemic’s effects of food supply chains nationwide — prompted us to take action,” said AmFirst CEO and president, Bill Connor. “We are so appreciative to ABC 33/40 and station leaders who worked so hard alongside us to make this happen.”
During the monthlong drive, non-perishable food items were welcomed for drop-off at any one of AmFirst’s 21 Alabama locations. In addition, monetary donations were accepted with funds going straight into the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama account.
Of the $26,675 in monetary donations collected, AmFirst donated $10,000.
“When you look at what we were able to accomplish in one month, you get the sense of how people — regardless of the pandemic and the adversities it has brought on — truly want to help others in need,” added Connor. “And that is something that all of us can celebrate, even at this uncertain time in history.”
About America’s First Credit Union
America’s First Federal Credit Union (AmFirst) is a community-chartered credit union with 21 branch locations in 10 counties throughout Alabama. With more than 165,000 members, AmFirst is one of the strongest credit unions in the nation and is committed to providing cost-effective financial services. For more information: AmFirst.org.