Dow Credit Union donates $7,700 to Hidden Harvest
SAGINAW, MICH (October 30, 2023) — Dow Credit Union presented Hidden Harvest food bank with a check for $7,700 atthe nonprofit’s headquarters on Oct. 27; in addition to the donation, representatives from the financial institution staffed their warehouse for much of the day.
As the sponsor of the Loons Wins program, the credit union pledged to contribute $100 toHidden Harvest for each of the minor league team's victories during the 2023 season. This year proved to be a prolific one for the Loons, who amassed 77 wins and even advanced to the playoffs.
“I think it's great that Dow Credit Union supports the community in such a fun way," Heather Fritz, Dow Credit Union’s training manager, said. "It makes everyone cheer on the Loons that much more.”
Overseen by the Saginaw Community Foundation, Hidden Harvest has distributed more than 40 million pounds of food through hunger relief agencies since its inception in 1994. Hidden Harvest works with 180 agencies and more than 300 food donors to redistribute surplus food, currently averaging more than 208,000 pounds of food per month. The nonprofit operates as a food rescue program, specializing in prepared and perishable goods. These are often healthier options than nonperishables, though their distribution presents unique logistical challenges beyond the means of many other pantries.
Dow Credit Union has been proud to partner with the nonprofit for over a decade. They are also one of the main sponsors of Hidden Harvest’s Celebrating Good Tastes fundraiser every spring, for which they furnish live and silent auction items. Recently, Hidden Harvest inducted Dow Credit Union’s CFO, Sanjay Ahluwalia, as a member of its board of directors.
“We are grateful to partner with Hidden Harvest and the Loons in rescuing food and distributing it to those in need,” Ahluwalia said. “Hidden Harvest has a great mission and has done an excellent job in helping reduce food waste and hunger in the tri-county region.”
About Dow Credit Union
Dow Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution owned by its members and dedicated to being a multiplier for good. Located online and in Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region, the credit union has more than $2.1 billion in assets and 81,000 members across all 50 states. Dow Credit Union members enjoy lower rates on loans, higher rates on deposits and convenient anywhere banking powered by leading-edge technology to ensure privacy and security that have been recognized multiple times by America’s Credit Unions for top performance in saving members money. For more information, visit dowcreditunion.org.