Genisys Credit Union Walks to End Hunger

WATERFORD, MI (April 28, 2014)Genisys Credit Union, which provides services to anyone who lives or works in the Lower Peninsula, is helping make a difference by supporting the Lighthouse of Oakland County’s 32nd Annual Hunger Walk/Run.  The event is to be held on Saturday, May 3rd at Oakland Community College Highland Lakes Campus. Event registration will begin at 8:00 AM with the walk starting at 10:00 AM.

“Genisys has been sponsoring the Hunger Walk/Run for many years,” said Jackie Buchanan, President and CEO. “It’s a great community-building event, since all of the support is given back locally.”

This is Lighthouse’s largest event to raise awareness about hunger in our community and raise funds to help feed families over the summer months. Currently, 1 in 4 children in Oakland County live in homes that are food challenged.

“Lighthouse of Oakland County works everyday helping low income families in Oakland County to face the challenges of hunger, under and unemployment, and financial insecurity” said Priscilla Perkins, Lighthouse of Oakland County Chief Development Officer.  “Our work focuses on helping families to find ways to improve their ability to become less vulnerable to crisis and find their way to self-sufficient stable lives.  We are proud to work with community partners like Genisys to help make families’ lives better.”

An addition to this year’s event, event goers can bring five non-perishable food items (cans, pasta, cereal, etc.) to be entered into the raffle featuring awesome prizes for all ages! All donations will help support Lighthouse of Oakland County’s year-round food pantry, which provides assistance to families in 25 communities throughout Oakland County.

To register for the 32nd Annual Hunger Walk/Run or to find out how you can contribute to Lighthouse of Oakland County, please visit, call (248) 972-1493 or email

About Genisys Credit Union: Genisys Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution that has been committed to helping its members financially since 1936. Based out of Auburn Hills, MI, Genisys is one of the largest credit unions in Michigan, with over 143,000 members and 23 branch locations. They also provide business loans and a range of services for small to mid-sized businesses.  Genisys Credit Union is proud to be making a difference in their communities, and truly believe that Genisys is “where you come first”. Connect with Genisys on Facebook and Twitter by following “GenisysCU”. For convenient access to your account, download the Genisys iPhone App in the iTunes Store and Android App in the Google Play Store. For more information or a calendar of events, visit Genisys online at

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