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Mountain Credit Union partners with MANNA Food Bank

WAYNESVILLE, NC (June 29, 2022) — Earlier this month, in conjunction with The National Credit Union Foundation’s ‘Development Education Day of Service,’ representatives from Mountain Credit Union dropped off 1,468 pounds of food and $575 in monetary donations at MANNA Food Bank! This annual Day of Service encourages Credit Union Development Education (CUDE) School alumni to go out and live the credit union difference. Mountain Credit Union has three staff members who have obtained their CUDE designations.

From June 1st through June 8th, all seven Mountain Credit Union branches accepted donations of non-perishable food items. Various canned, bottled, boxed, and bagged foods were collected. Through the eight-day campaign, the food drive received an enormous amount of food, donated mainly by Mountain Credit Union members and staff. A sizeable monetary donation was also collected.

After gathering the food and money from the different branches, representatives from the credit union took the collection to MANNA Food Bank, where employees weighed it. Through the efforts of Mountain Credit Union staff and members, the donation amounted to 1,468 pounds of food and $575.00 in monetary donations. Every dollar donated helps provide four meals for people across WNC facing hunger, which along with the 1,468 pounds of food, equates to over 3,500 meals.

“We couldn’t do the work we do if it weren’t for organizations like Mountain Credit Union,” said Jake Deuterman, Food Sourcing Administrative Associate at MANNA Food Bank. “This donation will help us provide 3,523 meals to our neighbors throughout Western North Carolina!”

The effort was spearheaded by Cody Rodgers, Franklin Branch Manager, and recent CUDE School graduate.  Cody said, “I appreciate the hard-working staff and generous members of Mountain Credit Union. Our entire team did a great job rallying their members to give during the eight days of our food drive.” He added, “This is what ‘People Helping People’ looks like!”

Mountain Credit Union currently has seven branch offices located throughout Western North Carolina and serves anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Swain, and Transylvania Counties of North Carolina. For more information, please visit www.mountaincu.org.

 


About Mountain Credit Union

Mountain Credit Union was first chartered in 1963 and has currently has eight branch offices located throughout Western North Carolina. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, and Swain Counties of North Carolina. For more information, please visit www.mountaincu.org.

Contacts

Contact: Asher Boyd Tel: 828-558-2310
Email: asherboyd@mountaincu.org

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