Associated Credit Union Foundation increases impact with 2023 Meal Bag Campaign
PEACHTREE CORNERS, GA (June 13, 2023) — Team members from Associated Credit Union delivered 600 nutritious meals to two Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals this week. The 2023 Meal Bags campaign, coordinated through the Associated Credit Union Foundation, provides food for family members and guardians who are unable to leave the hospital while their children receive medical care. Each thoughtfully packaged Meal Bag consists of a breakfast item, microwaveable meal, beverage, and a healthy snack.
When asked what the gift means to the hospital, Charice Holt, Project Coordinator with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, expressed gratitude on behalf of the hospital.
Ms. Holt commented, “Associated Credit Union is always so thoughtful with the food options inside the meal bags. These meal bags will be distributed throughout the entire hospital and will take us months to get through. This is an amazing donation and will help a lot. Whenever we offer meal bags to families, they never say no”.
Now in its second year, the credit union’s Meal Bags campaign has increased in size and impact by providing 100 more meals to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and 75 meals to Children’s Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, a new CMN beneficiary for the 2023 campaign.
Recalling her own family’s experience, LeKetta Streeter-Holmes, a longtime ACU member remarked, “ACU and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta are stuck with me. At the top of my life’s bucket list is the desire to impact the lives of others, known and unknown, no matter how small. During my daughter’s battle with cancer, I truly learned to appreciate the small things like readily available snacks to stay close to her.”
The next Associated Credit Union Foundation’s Meal Bags campaign will begin in May 2024. Sharing the “People Helping People” credit union philosophy, members and employees will continue to fill hungry stomachs with food and hurting hearts with hope.
About Associated Credit Union Foundation
Associated Credit Union embodies the “people helping people” credit union philosophy. Associated Credit Union Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was established in 2009 and has become an essential avenue through which members and employees live out the 3rd Pillar of ACU - Our Community - positively impacting the lives of men, women, and children. Associated Credit Union, a $2 billion financial institution that serves more than 156,000 members at 18 locations in Atlanta, Augusta, Carrollton, and Dawsonville, offers members financial products that fulfill their needs, service that exceeds their expectations, and relationships that inspire their trust. For more information about Associated Credit Union, visit acuonline.org or like and follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @associatedcu.