Southeastern Credit Union provides Thanksgiving meals to local families in need

VALDOSTA, GA (November 22, 2016) — For the seventh year in a row, Southeastern Credit Union and its employees provided Thanksgiving meals to twelve local families in need. Southeastern employees donated food and funds for side dishes, rolls, and pies, and the Credit Union purchased fully-cooked smoked turkeys to give the families everything needed for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. The twelve families who received meals were identified by Southeastern’s Community Partners in Education (CPIE) partner schools as being in need during this time of Thanksgiving.

Since 2010, Southeastern’s Thanksgiving Meal Drive has provided holiday meals to more than 75 local families, from families of 2 to families of 12. “It’s great to know that we have people out there that are willing to put the time in to help families in need,” said W.G. Nunn Elementary Principal Cisco Diaz.

“We are thankful for our employees who make this event possible,” said Southeastern AVP of Marketing Courtney Gooding. “We just want the recipients to have a nice meal they can sit down and enjoy with their family.”

Southeastern’s CPIE partner schools include: J.L. Lomax Elementary, Moulton Branch Elementary, W.G. Nunn Elementary, Hahira Elementary, J.L. Newbern Middle, and Pine Grove Middle. The Credit Union has participated in the Community Partners in Education program for more than 10 years. If you or your business is interested in getting involved with the CPIE program, contact Valdosta City Schools Director of Public Relations Jennifer Steedley at 229-671-6065, or Lowndes County Schools Director of Public Relations LaVerne Rome at 229-316-1844.


JL Lomax Elementary


Moulton Branch Elementary

About Southeastern Credit Union

Southeastern Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution serving South Georgia since 1953.  The Credit Union is owned by its 29,000+ members and governed by a member-elected board of directors.  Southeastern has branch offices located in Valdosta, Tifton, Moody AFB and Nashville.  For more information, visit


Courtney Gooding
Marketing Manager
Phone: (229) 293-1266

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