Georgia United CU Collects Over 9 Tons of Food for Local Food Banks

Kim T. Wall, Community Relations
Georgia United Credit Union

Duluth, GA – May 11, 2012 – When Georgia United Credit Union first announced their CAN HUNGER plans to collect at least 4 tons of food (9,000 cans) for local food banks in the communities they serve, they really didn’t know what to expect in this economy.  But, credit union members and employees really came through and Georgia United collected DOUBLE their projected amount at 9.1 tons (18,375 cans) of non-perishable food items through their 16 branch locations during March & April.

Additional cash donation totaling $2795.00 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 with every can that they donated. The iPad drawing took place from among all entries received by May 1.  The lucky winner was Phillip Rice from Ringgold, Georgia, who donated at Georgia United’s Dalton Branch. Below is a listing of the 16 Georgia United Credit Union branches and their respective food bank recipients.   

Branch Address; Food Pantry Partner:

  1. Athens – 190 Gaines School Road; Athens Area Emergency Food bank – ARK
  2. UGA – 1710 S. Lumpkin; Athens Area Emergency Food bank – ARK
  3. Clarkston – 500 N. Indian Creek Drive; Clarkston Methodist Church
  4. Conyers – 1381 Milstead Avenue; Rockdale Emergency Relief
  5. GDOT – 600 West Peachtree Street NW; Atlanta Community Food Bank
  6. Twin Towers – 2 MLK Jr. Drive; Atlanta Community Food Bank
  7. Whitehall – 400 Whitehall Street; Atlanta Community Food Bank
  8. Cumming – 312 Canton Highway; The Place of Forsyth County
  9. Dublin – 2006 Veterans Boulevard; Middle Georgia Community Food Bank
  10. Panola – 5173 Panola Industrial Blvd; Atlanta Community Food Bank
  11. North Atlanta – 4448 Tilly Mill Road; Community Action Center
  12. Northlake – 3840 LaVista Road; Atlanta Community Food Bank
  13. Dalton – 605 Calhoun Street; Dalton’s Greater Works
  14. Stockbridge – 105 North Park Trail; Helping in His Name Ministries
  15. Gwinnett – 2270 Satellite Blvd; Atlanta Community Food Bank
  16. Corporate – 6705 Sugarloaf Parkway; Atlanta Community Food Bank

About Georgia United Credit Union
Georgia United Credit Union is ranked as one of the top credit unions in Georgia with over $930 million in assets and sixteen branch locations. Their mission is to provide value-priced financial services to members. Georgia United Credit Union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) up to $250,000 per account.

Georgia United Credit Union serves employees and family members of all State of Georgia Agencies, over 450 companies, 10 county school systems, and the University of Georgia faculty, staff, students and alumni.  Additional information is available at

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