Land Of Lincoln Credit Union donates $25,000 to Central Illinois food pantries

DECATUR, IL (October 19, 2021) — Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) is making a total donation of $25,000 to eight (8) different central Illinois area food pantries. The food pantries that are receiving funds from this total includes Northeast Community Fund in Decatur, Holy Family Food Pantry in Springfield, 6:35 Pantry in Vandalia, Catholic Charities in Effingham, Catholic Charities in Mattoon, Loaves & Fishes Pantry in Pana, Salvation Army Pantry of Centralia, and Center for Hope Outreach in Bloomington.

“Credit unions exist to help people, it’s what we do.” states Robert Ares, LLCU President & CEO. “This week, we will celebrate International Credit Union Day on Thursday, a day reserved for raising awareness of the credit union difference, that we are not-for-profit financial institutions dedicated to helping people. We could not think of a better way to express that sentiment than through this donation that will put food on the tables of so many in need in our very own communities.”

LLCU is also celebrating Member Appreciation Week currently, providing treats and prize giveaways to members all week long.

[From left to right: Taj Harper (LLCU HR Director), Bev Davis (LLCU Chief Financial Officer), Robert Ares (LLCU President & CEO), Chris Smith (LLCU Chief Compliance Officer), and Cayla Hittmeier (LLCU Chief Marketing Officer)]

About Land of Lincoln Credit Union

Land of Lincoln Credit Union was founded in 1947. As a full-service financial institution, LLCU serves over 30,000 members. Membership in LLCU is open to anyone who lives or works in 27 Illinois counties and their immediate family members. Land of Lincoln Credit Union offers 12 convenient locations in 8 cities to best serve the needs of its membership. As a part of the CO-OP shared branching network, members also have access to over 5,000 branches and 30,000 ATM locations nationwide. For more information, visit us online at or call us toll free at 1-844-222-7788.


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