Georgia United Foundation announces February food drive
Donations are welcome at all Georgia United Credit Union branches
DULUTH, GA (February 7, 2020) — Throughout the month of February, all Georgia United Credit Union branch locations are welcoming non-perishable food items and monetary donations for Georgia United Foundation’s 8th annual Can Hunger food drive. All donations will stock the shelves of local food banks in Georgia.
Most requested food items include: Canned fruit and vegetables, canned tuna, chicken or salmon (in water), canned or dried beans, peas or lentils (low sodium), whole grain pasta and flour, brown rice, whole grain cereal, natural peanut butter (plastic containers), olive oil (plastic containers).
“One in seven people in Georgia rely on food banks to help feed their family but food banks typically experience a downturn in donations after the holidays,” stated Kim Wall, Georgia United’s director of business and community development. “We host this program in February each year to help meet the needs of the food banks and our neighbors in crisis, which in turn strengthens our local communities.”
Wall helped bring the Can Hunger program to life in 2012 and noted that since the program began, Georgia United has raised over 335,000 cans – or over 115 tons – of food for local food banks, thanks to the generosity of their donors.
For more information on the Can Hunger program, visit gucufoudation.org/canhunger or to find a branch location near you, visit gucu.org/locations. All contributions are appreciated now through February 28, 2020.
About Georgia United Foundation
Georgia United Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for children and families in the communities it serves through impactful programs funded through corporate contributions and delivered via volunteer efforts from team members and community partners. The foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is the philanthropic arm of Georgia United Credit Union. For details on volunteering or donating, visit gucufoundation.org.
About Georgia United Credit Union
Georgia United Credit Union is an award-winning financial leader and partner in education. Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia United is ranked as one of the state’s largest credit unions with $1.4 billion in assets, 163,000 members and 19 branch locations. As a full-service financial institution, they offer competitive products and services for every stage of life. Visit gucu.org to learn more and follow the credit union on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.