Neighbors FCU donates $500 and 881 pounds of food to GBR Food Bank
BATON ROUGE, LA (November 29, 2018) — Neighbors FCU hosted an employee food drive to collect non-perishable food items for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. The staff donated 881 pounds of food, which will provide 734 meals for families in need. Additionally, the Neighbors Capitol Area Foundation made a $500 contribution to the Food Bank.
Team Impact organized this drive and provided prize drawings for employees that participated. Team Impact is a group of volunteer employees at Neighbors that organize and host events in an effort to make a better work environment at the credit union.
“Once again, our staff continues to live the Neighbors Way through their commitment and service to our community,” Neighbors President and CEO Steve Webb said. “We are inspired by their incredible generosity and will match it with a monetary contribution courtesy of the Neighbors Capital Area Foundation.”
This comes on the heels of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank expressing concern about its need for donations in a WAFB Chanel 9 story.
“We know that we will have to be strategic and innovative in how we secure food right now with less supply and a more competitive environment,” President and CEO of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Mike Manning said to WAFB.
Neighbors has also worked with the Food Bank for the credit union’s annual day of community service, Neighbors Day, for each of the past two years. This year, 45 Neighbors employees volunteered with the Food Bank, sorting food supplies to feed 570 families.
About Neighbors Federal Credit Union
Neighbors Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative operating as an association dedicated to "people helping people." A handful of educators started Baton Rouge Teachers in 1954 with a shoe box, a couple hundred dollars and the goal of making financial services available to school system employees in our area.
Now, Neighbors Federal Credit Union is the largest community chartered credit union in the state of Louisiana with over 76,000 members and over $1 billion in assets. Since that time, Neighbors has undergone a variety of changes but the mission has stayed the same: Enhance members' financial well-being and be a partner in the communities Neighbors serves.