Community First Credit Union Volunteers with Redwood Empire Food Bank

SANTA ROSA, CA (October 18, 2022) — Community First Credit Union is taking part in the Redwood Empire Food Bank’s first-ever “Food BANKing” campaign this October. Local credit unions, banks, and other financial institutions are participating in a friendly competition to see who can raise the most funds, collect the most food, and volunteer the most hours for Redwood Empire Food Bank.

On Monday, October 10, the entire Community First team spent the morning volunteering with the Redwood Empire Food Bank. As a team they helped pack 3,168 lbs. of bread, 3,190 lbs. of apples, 4,320 lbs. of donated items, and 7,550 lbs. of sweet potatoes, squash, and cucumbers. The group packed 18,138 lbs. which is equivalent to 15,189 total meals for neighbors in need.

As a not-for-profit financial institution, Community First Credit Union not only reinvests their profits to their members through high deposit rates, low loan rates, and supporting local community events and organizations, but they also like to roll their sleeves up and give back to the communities they serve.

“Our motto is ‘Here for Good’ and events like this help us live out that message alongside great partners like the Redwood Empire Food Bank. We had a great time for a great cause.”, said Scott Johnson, CEO of Community First.

Community First encourages their team to volunteer throughout the year with company-wide events and local community events. In 2022, Community First volunteered over 1,000 hours.

If you’d like to learn more about the Redwood Empire Food Bank’s “Food BANKing” campaign or to donate directly visit:

About Community First Credit Union (CA)

Community First Credit Unionfounded in 1959, is a full-service credit union that makes a concerted effort to not behave like a big bank. Originally created by seven local teachers in need of home loans, the credit union is now home to over $621 million in assets and serves more than 60,000 Members across Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma counties. Community First prides itself on community service and diversity, going above and beyond in both areas. In 2019, CFCU employees volunteered over 2,668 hours of personal time to support local schools and organizations. As a CDFI and Inclusiv credit union, Community First is the only locally based bank or credit union to have been acknowledged to proactively serve people of color, as well as hiring from within and locally in an effort to maintain a diverse staff. To learn more, visit


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