Kinecta Federal Credit Union raises more than $90,000 in 47th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (November 24, 2020) — Kinecta Federal Credit Union raised more than $90,000 during its 47th Annual  Thanksgiving food giveaway, which aided more than 1,000 local families in need this holiday season.

During a drive-up event held at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson on November 22nd, families, selected by nearly 40 community-based organizations, received a bag of traditional Thanksgiving food items and a $75 gift card to help complete their holiday meal.

“We’re grateful for our employees, the community, corporate sponsors, members, and individual donors who contributed more than $90,000 to help local families enjoy the holidays with a nutritional meal,” said Latrice McGlothin, Kinecta Federal Credit Union, Community Engagement Officer. “With the pandemic, the need this year has been even more than previous years and it’s an honor to be able to help.”

The event was sponsored by  ALM First Financial Advisors, LLC; LoanPal; Nice InContact; Worksmart Design; Beta Retail; Cornerstone Advisors; Ellie Mae; Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc.; Lighthouse Escrow; LPL Financial; Total Expert; Crowe LLP; Lawyer’s Title; Marquez Cabling Systems; MeridianLink; SWBC; 8020 Consulting; Arch U.S. MI Services Inc.; AXIS Appraisal Management; ConsumerDirect, Inc.; Continental Development Corporation; Cook Security Group, Inc.; CoreLogic Credco LLC; DiVenture Marketing Group; Experian; Land Gorilla, Inc.; Member Business Lending, LLC; Mercer Investment Consulting, LLC; Origence; Owings & Associates; Servion Inc.; SitusAMC Holdings Corporation; Tako Tyko Sign & Lighting; Wolters Kluwer Financial Services; Big 5; Mrs. Cubbison’s; and Ralphs/Food 4 Less.

Among the community partners benefitting from the drive included Al Wooten Jr. Youth Center, Athens Park Tiny Tots, Carson Boys and Girls Club, City of Hawthorne Project Gobble, LA Child and Family Services, Salvation Army of Compton, Watts/Century Latino Organization, Richstone Family Center and Jesse Owns Park Community among others.

A family enjoys free ice cream from Kinecta’s ice cream truck during the 47th Annual Thanksgiving Food Distribution at Dignity Sports Park in Carson.

Right to Left (Donna McNeely, Chief Operating Officer, Kinecta Federal Credit Union; Carson Mayor Lula Davis-Holmes; Marsha Mathias, Director, Government Relations; Kinecta Federal Credit Union (back); Moises Jun Aglipay, Field Representative, Mike A. Gipson’s office; Carson Councilman Jawane Hilton; and Parents of Watts founder Sweet Alice Harris (seated)

About Kinecta Federal Credit Union

Kinecta Federal Credit Union is the country's 35th largest credit union, with assets of $6.6 billion and over 270,000 member-owners. Its 800+ employees serve members from 31 branches, a variety of specialty offices, and highly responsive call centers on both coasts. Banking the Southern California area for more than 80 years, with recent expansion into New York, New Jersey, and Northern California, Kinecta offers its members a full range of financial products through the Credit Union and its subsidiaries, Kinecta Wealth Management and Kinecta Insurance Services. Kinecta has been recognized by the Mortgage Bankers Association as a recipient of its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Residential Leadership Award, and received the Best of Show award granted by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Technology Council. Daily Breeze readers have named Kinecta a top credit union for the past 11 years in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. Kinecta supports its communities in a variety of ways, by giving back through the Kinecta Community Foundation as well as serving as the official financial services partner of the LA Galaxy, and sponsor of the Rochester Americans and Rochester Red Wings. To learn more about Kinecta, visit


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