Premier America Credit Union unites for a day of giving back
CHATSWORTH, CA (November 7, 2023) — Premier America Credit Union held its inaugural community Give Back Day on October 9, 2023. Over 400 team member volunteers collaborated with six local charitable organizations on a day of service and volunteerism, aimed at fighting hunger and supporting local communities in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, and Harris County, Texas. Give Back Day reflects Premier America’s values and sincere dedication to our mission of giving back to the communities we serve.
Hunger remains a critical issue in Southern California and the greater Houston areas. According to recent statistics, almost one in four individuals face food insecurity daily. This event provided an opportunity to directly contribute to addressing this pressing issue by harvesting fresh produce, preparing, and packaging food for those in need.
Give Back Day leverages some of the relationships that the Premier America Foundation, the credit union’s philanthropic arm, has with non-profits to create values-aligned service projects. It brought together Premier America team members to work collectively with partner food pantries, including Children’s Hunger Fund, Community Action Partnership, Food Share Ventura County, Houston Food Bank, the Salvation Army, and Valley Food Bank. Volunteers assisted with tasks including community gardening, sorting and packing food, readying meal kits for homebound seniors, and preparing supplies to be distributed throughout the community and across the United States. Across the 6 locations, Premier America team members helped provide over 38,000 meals for people in need.
“We’re thrilled to see this day of service come to life,” said Marci Francisco, Premier America Credit Union Chief Experience Officer. “This is one of the many meaningful initiatives that reflect our commitment to being a mission-driven organization that makes it easier to meet today’s needs and build healthier, more vibrant lives.”
“At Premier America, we are dedicated to giving back and driving positive change in the communities that we serve,” said Rudy Pereira, Premier America Credit Union President and CEO. “It is deeply rewarding to witness the impact that can be made when people who really care come together to in the service of others. Together, we are a force for good.”
Team Member Volunteers at the Children’s Hunger Fund – October 9, 2023 Pictured: Premier America Credit Union Team Members
Member Volunteers at Food Share Ventura County – October 9, 2023 Pictured: Premier America Credit Union Team Members
Team Member Volunteers at Houston Food Bank – October 9, 2023 Pictured: Premier America Credit Union Team Members
About Premier America Credit Union
Premier America is a full-service community financial institution that offers exceptional banking to more than 100,000 Member-Owners. Member-Owners benefit from personal service, great savings rates, low fees, low loan rates and a full complement of savings, lending, wealth management, and insurance services. Founded in 1957, Premier America is one of the nation’s largest credit unions, with more than $3.7 billion in assets. With 21 retail branches, access to over 30,000+ surcharge-free ATMs through the CO-OP ATM Network; and the CU Service Center Shared Branch Network, Premier America provides financial services to those who live, work, worship or attend school in the Ventura and Los Angeles counties of California, and Harris County in Texas. To learn more about Premier America, please visit www.PremierAmerica.com.