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


bout 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      

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