Financial Center helps raise over $219,000 for Indianapolis food pantries

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 29, 2020) — Financial Center First Credit Union, in partnership with FOX 59, helped raise over $219,000 for Pack the Pantries, a hunger awareness campaign. Pack the Pantries is an annual telethon with all funds going towards food pantries such as Gleaners and Midwest Food Bank, allowing them to have flexible spending in buying bulk food goods.

The telethon was held April 10 – 12, with each dollar raised helping provide 4 meals to a Hoosier in need. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and job losses, the amount of demand for food has doubled, and tripled in some areas.

Since 2015, Financial Center has supported Pack the Pantries through monetary donations and employee volunteer time.

“Now more than ever, there are hungry Hoosiers that need our help,” states Dusty Simmons, Financial Center’s VP of Membership Development, “It’s our responsibility as an Indiana credit union to help those in need, whether it be financially or through helping raise funds for local food pantries. We care about you- and we’re grateful to be able to be a part of Pack the Pantries.”

About Financial Center First Credit Union

At Financial Center, nearly 70,000 members are in pursuit of healthier, more vibrant financial  lives. Our Credit Union manages $860 million in assets for a diverse community of members in greater Indianapolis,  Kokomo and Muncie, Indiana - and beyond. We’re known for providing inclusive banking services, free financial  wellness resources, and the people and products to create momentum for whatever’s ahead. Our team of nearly 200  employees are expert coaches and mentors for members - helping them discover new possibilities and chase down  their next financial milestones. Join us at today.


Jake Engel
Campaign Development Manager

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