Local food bank selects 1st United Credit Union as a donation stop
PLEASANTON, CA (April 15, 2022) — 1st United Credit Union is delighted to announce that they are Alameda County Community Food Bank’s (ACCFB) official Food Drive host for 2022. Community members who collect up to 400 pounds of food (about a barrel full) can now deliver their donations to any 1st United branch.
“Food insecurity continues to be a growing need in our community,” commented Steve Stone, Chief Executive Officer at 1st United Credit Union. “Our hope is that by opening our branches as a convenient drop off location for food donations, we can leverage the strength and generosity of our membership to help others.”
According to ACCFB, 1 in 4 Alameda County residents are now experiencing some level of food insecurity. Their operations have expanded dramatically to support the growing need resulting from the economic impact of the pandemic. By adding 1st United as a Food Drive host, they will have the ability to reach an even greater level of support.
“With the ongoing effects of the pandemic, we’re still serving thousands of local residents,” says Katherine Avila, food & fund drive coordinator for Alameda County Community Food Bank. “We not only expect to be in response and recovery mode for years to come – there’s little expectation that need will ever dip below pre-pandemic levels. Continued support is critical to our food bank’s ability to keeping our shelves stocked and ensuring communities know both how to help and how to receive help if needed. We’re greatly appreciative to 1st United Credit Union for partnering with us in this effort.”
Serving as the Food Drive Host this year is just one more way 1st United can uphold their commitment to being a good neighbor and giving back. By uniting with community, they can make an even greater difference!
1st United encourages the community to get involved by hosting a food drive, donating money, or volunteering at the Food Bank. Learn how and locate your nearest 1st United Credit Union branch by visiting 1stunitedcu.org/fooddrive.
About 1st United Credit Union
It doesn’t get simpler, faster and friendlier than 1st United Credit Union. As one of the first credit unions in California, 1st United Credit Union was founded in 1932 and has been thriving in the San Francisco East Bay Area ever since. Membership is available to anyone who lives, works, or attends school in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Solano, Stanislaus, or Kings Counties in California. We believe in local, neighborly banking and hope you will too. For more information, visit 1stunitedcu.org.
About Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank — Feeding America’s 2016-2017 Food Bank of the Year – has been at the forefront of hunger relief efforts in the Bay Area since 1985. The Food Bank serves 1 in 4 Alameda County residents by distributing food through a network of 420+ food pantries, soup kitchens, and other community organizations, as well as direct-distribution programs including Children’s Backpack and Mobile Pantry. More than half of the food distributed is farm-fresh produce. For 15 consecutive years, Alameda County Community Food Bank has received Charity Navigator’s top rating — Four Stars — ranking the organization among the top 1 percent of charities nationwide. For more information, visit accfb.org.
*Information in this boilerplate was current pre-COVID-19 and may not accurately reflect the current environment.