First Financial recognized for $10,000 donation to Carroll County Food Sunday

LUTHERVILLE, MD (September 10, 2020)First Financial Federal Credit Union was recognized by Carroll County Food Sunday for their impact on lives in the local community through volunteerism and charitable giving. The organization – who selflessly delivers food to hundreds of Carroll County families experiencing hunger each week – presented First Financial with a Partnership Plaque in appreciation for a recent $10,000 donation.

“Food insecurity for many Carroll County residents has grown since mid-March as individuals and families experience the hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Carroll County Food Sunday Executive Director Ed Leister. “The generous donation from First Financial Federal Credit Union will help us continue to provide supplemental and emergency food to those in need. Their donation was very timely as all Carroll County Food Sunday fundraising events had to be canceled this year.”

The $10,000 donation was part of a larger effort by the credit union to provide COVID-19 relief in the greater Baltimore area. Since the beginning of the pandemic, First Financial donated more than $102,000 to various organizations, including Carroll County Food Sunday and the Maryland Food Bank, and provided meals and gift cards to essential workers.

“At First Financial, we are committed to giving back to our community to help our neighbors in need get through the tough times and grow stronger in the good times,” said First Financial President/CEO Eric Church. “We are honored to receive Carroll County Food Sunday’s Partnership Plaque, but above all, we are thankful for the opportunity to support this organization’s important mission of serving those in need.”

left to right: Mary Eastwood/FFFCU Branch Manager; Hermine Saunders/CCFS Board President; J. Wesley Bone/FFFCU Chairman Emeritus; Rolland Kiracofe/FFFCU Director Emeritus; Ed Leister/CCFS Executive Director; Bob Brenneman/FFFCU Board Chair.

About First Financial Federal Credit Union (MD)

First Financial Federal Credit Union serves the employees, students, and parents of the Baltimore, Carroll, Somerset, and Worcester County Public School systems, as well as the employees and families of many area businesses, hospitals, private schools, and colleges. The Credit Union’s product offerings include free checking, online and mobile services, auto loans, credit cards, and home loans. Don’t Just Bank, Belong; visit for details.


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