Suncoast Credit Union teams up with Feeding Tampa Bay to achieve 1,000,000 meals
TALLAHASSEE, FL (April 13, 2020) — Suncoast Credit Union will contribute 500,000 meals to Feeding Tampa Bay. The donation will be matched by the Rays Baseball Foundation and Rowdies Soccer Fund, for a total of 1 million meals to be offered to those affected by the current COVID-19 crisis.
This donation will help Feeding Tampa Bay to fill the gaps in household meals created by the COVID-19 crisis. This includes children who are out of school with little to no access to school meals or after-school meals, seniors and others who are at greatest risk and cannot safely secure their food needs and families who are experiencing higher expenses and unemployment or lower wages who would not normally need food services.
“Food and shelter are basic human needs and we want to do what we can to support those affected by COVID-19. This initiative of Feeding Tampa Bay demonstrates how we can harness the best in all of us, even in the hardest of times,” said Suncoast Credit Union’s President & CEO Kevin Johnson. “We have to address these serious needs with a sense of urgency and we are grateful we can help.”
In 2019, the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation donated more than $4 million to communities throughout Florida with a lifetime giving of $29 million since the Foundation’s inception in 1990.
Along with this donation to Feeding Tampa Bay, Suncoast Credit Union is offering a variety of services to best serve their 884,000 members financial needs during these challenging times. The special services include: waived fees at non-Suncoast ATMs, CD early withdrawal, credit card skip-a-payment, emergency lifeline loans, and more.
About Suncoast Credit Union
Suncoast Credit Union is the largest credit union in the state of Florida, the 10th largest in the United States based on membership, and the 10th largest in the United States based on its $15 billion in assets. Chartered in 1934 as Hillsborough County Teachers Credit Union, Suncoast Credit Union currently operates 75 full-service branches and serves more than one million members in 40 counties across Florida. As a community credit union, anyone who lives, works, attends school, or worships in Suncoast Credit Union’s service area is eligible for membership. In 2021, Suncoast Credit Union’s field of membership was expanded to include public K-12 teachers, college educators, and educational support staff from all of Florida’s 67 counties. Suncoast is passionate about community support. Since its founding in 1990, the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation has raised and donated more than $36 million to organizations and initiatives that support the health, education, and emotional well-being of children in the communities that the credit union serves. For more information, visit suncoastcreditunion.com or follow us on social media: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.