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Red Rocks CU donates over $9,600 to Food Bank of the Rockies

LITTLETON, CO (July 22, 2021) Red Rocks Credit Union hosted a Grocery Giveaway contest as community outreach from April 2021 through June 2021. The contest’s main focus was to support the community by feeding those in need through the Food Bank of the Rockies and supplying the opportunity for others to win up to a year’s worth of groceries. Red Rocks recently fulfilled its mission to donate to the Food Bank of the Rockies, providing a check on July 13 to the organization for $9,610.20, the cost of a year’s worth of groceries.

“Our communities are still feeling the economic impacts of the pandemic,” said Mitch Jelniker, Food Bank of the Rockies. “We are distributing 50% more food each month than before the health crisis. The generous donation by Red Rocks will help us meet this increase in demand, providing 38,440 nutritious meals for Colorado families facing hunger.”

The Grocery Giveaway also allowed Red Rocks Credit to provide a unique opportunity to its community: open a new qualifying Red Rocks loan to be automatically entered to win free groceries for up to a year. The credit union awarded $25 grocery gift cards each week throughout the campaign period. Red Rocks will soon announce the winners of the campaign’s major prizes, including free groceries for a week, month and year.

“The COVID-19 pandemic created additional food insecurity across our communities,” explained Brooke Christofferson, Chief Marketing Officer. “As a financial cooperative devoted to helping people, we were excited to raise awareness for the Food Bank of the Rockies while meeting the needs of our members, all at the same time. We’re so very proud and honored to help support our community in this way.”

Red Rocks provided $10,979.70 in value to the winners through its grocery giveaways and a total of $20,589.90, including gift cards, grand prize drawings and donations.

Mitch Jelniker (L), Corporate Relations Manager, Food Bank of the Rockies accepts check from Darius Wise (R), Executive Vice President/COO, Red Rocks Credit Union


About Red Rocks Credit Union

Red Rocks Federal Credit Union was established in 1979 to serve the employees of Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin). Red Rocks’ field of membership was expanded in 1994 to serve those who live, work, worship, or attend school in Douglas County, Colorado, and again in 2013 to include Jefferson and Arapahoe Counties. As a result of a conversion to a state-chartered credit union in August 2006, the credit union’s name changed slightly to Red Rocks Credit Union. Red Rocks is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with over 16,000 members and $347 million in assets. With a location in Highlands Ranch, the credit union meets the local community's needs with convenient branch access. Through the Co-Op network, it expands its reach with online and mobile banking platforms and at surcharge-free ATMs nationwide. For more information, visit www.redrocks.org.

About Food Bank of the Rockies

Food Bank of the Rockies is the largest private hunger-relief organization in Colorado and Wyoming, working to ensure more than 850,000 people in its service area struggling with food insecurity have access to nutritious food.

Contacts

Alana Kelly
(303) 471-7604
akelly@redrocks.org

Merideth Miller, M2 The Agency
281.822.3045
pr@m2theagency.com

 

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