Second annual “Envision No Hunger” campaign launches in support of second harvest Big Bend
Envision Credit Union to match community donations for the food bank’s Backpack Program
TALLAHASSEE, FL (July 6, 2021) — Envision Credit Union (Envision) recently announced the launch of their second annual “Envision No Hunger” fundraising initiative benefitting Second Harvest of the Big Bend’s Backpack Program. This initiative originally launched in 2020, allowing the credit union to expand its financial support of the food bank’s efforts in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Backpack Program provides at-risk students with a bag full of food meant to cover all nutritional needs over the weekend, so children can return to school each week ready to learn. This year, Envision has pledged to match up to $30,000 of all donations to the program through the month of July.
“Envision has always valued initiatives that directly impact the lives of children in our community,” said Darryl Worrell, President and CEO of Envision. “We are extremely proud of last year’s campaign results and could not have achieved that milestone without the generous donations from so many local individuals. Second Harvest used those funds to do incredible work within the Big Bend community, but there are still more children in need of assistance. We’re asking everyone to join us again this year in supporting the Backpack Program to continue providing nutritious meals to students and families in need.”
Envision launched this initiative last year when many families were already struggling with an increased food need due to the coronavirus pandemic. The campaign raised well over its original goal of $60,000 and was recognized as the largest single campaign benefitting Second Harvest of the Big Bend to date. This year, with so many individuals still affected by financial hardships, the need has only grown.
“Our team is extremely appreciative of Envision’s continued support for this program, and we want to thank all of the community members who donated to last year’s Envision No Hunger campaign,” said Monique Van Pelt, CEO of Second Harvest of the Big Bend. “Students who have three meals a day and proper food over the weekend perform better academically, and the Backpack Program allows us to ensure all children can return to the classroom each week ready to learn. Funds from last year’s initiative allowed us to feed more than 1,200 children for an school year; this year, we hope to raise enough to provide a quarter-million meals.”
For more information on the “Envision No Hunger” campaign benefitting Second Harvest of the Big Bend’s Backpack Program, please visit www.fightinghunger.org/envision.
About Envision Credit Union
Founded in 1954 by Leon County educators, Envision Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution focused on providing personalized products and services of exceptional value to members at the lowest possible cost. Today, Envision serves more than 63,000 members across 19 counties in Florida and Georgia. With nearly $809 million in current assets, it maintains a strong focus on giving back to education-based initiatives and upholding the credit union philosophy of people helping people.