Georgia United Credit Union donates record number of canned food to help local families in need

DULUTH, GA (April 7, 2015) — Georgia United Credit Union (Georgia United) hosted its fourth annual CAN HUNGER food drive February 1 – March 31, 2015, to collect non-perishable food that will benefit charitable organizations throughout Georgia and help alleviate hunger for local families.  Thanks to the generosity of its members and employees, the credit union collected a record number of food donations—55,580 cans which equates to 28 tons.

The credit union collected 13,360 more cans of food than the previous year.  The food will be distributed to local food pantries, homeless shelters and soup kitchens in the following counties:  Clarke, DeKalb, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Laurens, Rockdale and Whitfield.

“Each year, the number of donations to our food drive grows—and this year, we’re blessed to be able to touch the lives of even more local families,” said Debbie Smith, president/CEO of Georgia United.  “We pride ourselves on giving back to the communities and the food drive is just one of the ways we do that.”

Since the food drive’s inception in 2012, the credit union has donated a total of 147,914 cans which equates to 73 tons.

About Georgia United Credit Union

Established in 1958, Georgia United Credit Union is one of the largest and strongest member-owned credit unions in Georgia with over 130,000 members, 17 branches—of which are 5,000 shared branches— and over 100,000 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide.  As a full-service financial institution committed to improving its members’ lives and local communities, Georgia United serves all State Agency employees, Board of Regents colleges and universities, employees of over 500 companies and 11 county school systems.

For more information, please call 770.476.6400 or visit

Photo caption: Georgia United employees organize donations for the CAN HUNGER food drive at its Duluth headquarters.

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