Redwood Credit Union gives back to community garden

RCU volunteers make a difference at Harvest for the Hungry Garden

SANTA ROSA, CA (October 25, 2016) — More than 40 Redwood Credit Union (RCU) employees, officials, and their families volunteered at the Harvest for the Hungry Garden on National Make a Difference Day, Saturday, October 22, to prepare the area for the winter growing season.

“RCU is committed to supporting local nonprofits and we are passionate about the work that Harvest for the Hungry does for our local communities,” said Billy McMillan, RCU’s Mendocino Ave. branch manager, who led the volunteer effort. “Every year, it’s incredible to see everyone working so hard together for such a great cause.” Redwood Credit Union has been volunteering at the Harvest for the Hungry Garden on National Make a Difference Day for over 15 years.

The Harvest for the Hungry Garden is a 1 ¼ acre outdoor space dedicated to growing organic produce for local food pantries, including FISH of Santa Rosa, The Living Room, Elisha’s Pantry, Bethlehem Towers, and the Food for Thoughts AIDS Food Bank. In 2015, the garden grew over 24,000 pounds of fresh produce with the help of an all-volunteer staff.

The Garden features a wildlife habitat garden, medicinal plant garden, and backyard demonstration garden. It’s also an ecological learning center that offers classes for the community during the spring summer and fall.


More than 40 volunteers from Redwood Credit Union helped out at the Harvest for the Hungry Garden in Santa Rosa on National Make a Difference Day.


Redwood CU President & CEO Brett Martinez helps remove old tomato plants at Harvest for the Hungry Garden on National Make a Difference Day.

About Redwood Credit Union

Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union is a full-service financial institution providing personal and business banking to consumers and businesses in the North Bay and San Francisco. With a mission to passionately serve the best interests of its Members, team members, and communities, RCU delivers many ways for its Members to save and build money through checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, digital banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, and more. Wealth management and investment services are available through CUSO Financial Services L.P., and insurance and auto-purchasing services are also offered through RCU Services Group (RCU’s wholly owned subsidiary).  RCU has more than $8 billion in assets and serves more than 445,000 members with full-service branches from San Francisco to Ukiah. For more information, call 1 (800) 479-7928, visit, or follow RCU on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn for news and updates.


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