Georgia United Credit Union CAN HUNGER Food Drive collects 21 tons (42,223 cans) for local food banks
DULUTH, GA (April 2, 2014) – Georgia United Credit Union members and employees collected 42,224 cans or 21 tons of food donations in their two month CAN HUNGER drive to benefit local food banks. (Using these Metrics: One 16 oz. can or box = 1 lb.; $1.00 donation= 1 lb.; 1 ton = 2,000 pounds) This is the third year that Georgia United’s 16 branches held a spring food drive and they beat last year’s total of 15 tons (31,839 cans) by 6 tons or over 10,000 cans!
Additional cash donations were also accepted and are currently being distributed to the designated food banks. As an added incentive, all members were entered into a drawing for an iPad for every can donated. The iPad drawing from among all entries will take place on April 7 and the winner will be announced at that time. Below is a listing of the 16 Georgia United Credit Union branches and their respective food bank recipients.
Branch Drop Off Locations & Local Food Bank Partners
|Branch||Address||Food Pantry Partner||Total Units Raised|
|Atlanta-Twin Towers||2 MLK Jr Drive, Suite 466, Atlanta||Atlanta Community Food Bank||1,103|
|Atlanta – Whitehall||400 Whitehall Street, Atlanta||Atlanta Community Food Bank||1,712|
|Atlanta – GDOT||600 W. Peachtree St, Ste. 401, Atlanta||Atlanta Community Food Bank||2,408|
|North Atlanta||4448 Tilly Mill Road, Atlanta||Community Action Center||1,181|
|Athens – East||190 Gaines School Road, Athens||ARK Ministries||4,044|
|Athens -UGA||1710 South Lumpkin St, Athens||ARK Ministries||2,072|
|Corporate||6705 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth||Cross Pointe Church partner w/ Atlanta Community Food Bank||2,259|
|Cumming||312 Canton Highway, Cumming||The Place at Forsyth||2,033|
|Conyers||1381 Milstead Avenue, Conyers||Rockdale Emergency||1,301|
|Clarkston||500 North Indian Creek Dr, Clarkston||Clarkston Methodist||2,036|
|Gwinnett||2270 Satellite Boulevard, Duluth||Cross Pointe Church partner w/ Atlanta Community Food Bank||3,010|
|Northlake||3840 LaVista Road, Tucker||NETworks, Tucker||2,040|
|Panola||5173 Panola Ind Blvd, Decatur||Atlanta Community Food Bank||2,183|
|Stockbridge||105 North Park Trail, Stockbridge||In His Name Ministries||2,816|
|Dalton||605 Calhoun Street, Dalton||Dalton Greater Works||9,135|
|Dublin||2006 Veterans Blvd, Dublin||Laurens Baptist Association Ministry Center and Laurens County DFCS||2,887|
About Georgia United Credit Union
Georgia United Credit Union is ranked as one of the top credit unions in Georgia in both size and safety at $980 million in assets, 128,000 members and 220 employees. Georgia United seeks to make members’ lives easier by offering products, services and education to help members meet their needs and achieve their goals. All accounts are federally insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) up to $250,000 per account.
Georgia United Credit Union serves all State Agency employees, Board of Regents colleges and universities, employees of over 500 companies and 11 county school systems. Additional information may be located at georgiaunitedcu.org.