Credit Unions Donate Almost $10,000 For Area Hungry

Miranda Puthoff
Chief Executive Officer
Lake County Educational FCU
1595 Mentor Ave
Painesville, OH 44077
Phone: 440-352-4732
Fax: 440-352-3732

Painesville, OH, March 1, 2012 – Nearly $10,000 was raised by 15 area credit unions for the hungry through the sale of candy bars over the last year.

The Northeast Chapter of the Ohio Credit Union League (serving Lake, Geauga, and Ashtabula County) distributed funds to organizations including the Salvation Army in Painesville, St. Andrew Episcopal Church in Kirtland Hills and the Willoughby Food Pantry.

Miranda Puthoff CEO, Lake County Educational FCU and Treasurer, Northeast Chapter, said, “Unfortunately there is a great need for help in our communities. We combined our efforts to follow the credit union motto: people helping people.”

Participating credit unions:

  • Acme FCU
  • Ashtabula City CU
  • Bailey controls CU
  • Cardinal Community CU
  • City of Painesville CU
  • Community First CU
  • Eaton Family CU
  • Geauga CU
  • Lake County Educational FCU
  • Lakeview FCU
  • LCE CU
  • LEO CU
  • Port Conneaut FCU
  • Sherchem FCU
  • WES CU.

Donation recipients:

  • Burton Congregational Church Food Pantry
  • Chagrin Falls Community Center Food Bank
  • Christ Presbyterian Church Food Pantry
  • Conneaut Food Pantry
  • Grace Lutheran Church Food Pantry
  • Messiah Lutheran church Lend a Hand
  • Middlefield United Methodist Church Food Pantry,
  • Newbury Hungry Cupboard
  • Pilgrim Christian Church Food Pantry
  • Salvation Army
  • St. Andrew Episcopal Church Food Pantry
  • Willoughby Food Pantry

Parishone, Barb Sopko, CEO of Bailey Controls FCU said they service about 125 families per month.

Billie Willis office Administrator of the Salvation Army said that the soup kitchen feed about 80 to 100 people a day.

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