Workers Credit Union receives 2019 Harvester Award from Worcester County Food Bank
LITTLETON, MA (November 21, 2019) — Workers Credit Union has received the Worcester County Food Bank’s 2019 Harvester Award after providing $40,000 of donations toward the WCFB’s efforts in 2018. The award is given annually to honor special individuals and organizations that demonstrate outstanding commitment to the Food Bank’s mission of feeding hungry people and working toward creating hunger-free communities.
In 2018, the credit union donated $11,000 from its annual GiveBack program and raised $29,000 during its holiday fundraising campaign in which Workers donated $5 for every new account opened and mobile app downloaded. In addition to Workers donations, members were able to donate their yearly GiveBack reward payout to the food bank as well as other selected charities.
“Receiving this award from the Worcester County Food Bank is a testament to the efforts of our members and their caring for others.” said Doug Petersen, president and CEO of Workers Credit Union. “The Food Bank supports food pantries across the entire region, feeding 81,000 people a year, and we are proud to support their work.”
During the Worcester County Food Banks Annual Meeting held on November 7 th , Chief Operating Officer, Sandra Sagehorn-Elliott and employees Cierra Brownell, Thomas Littlepage, Donna McCullen, Darryl Richardson, and Johan Romero-Luna accepted the award on the credit union’s behalf.
Johan Romero-Luna, Area Manager for the Worcester region, praised the members and employees as well. “I’m so proud to be a part of a credit union that is truly invested in the community. Seeing the enthusiasm from our generous members and dedicated employees is inspiring.”
Donations toward the Worcester Country Food Bank can be made at www.foodbank.org.
About Workers Credit Union
Workers Credit Union, a member-owned and member-focused $2.4 billion credit union, is building the financial wellness of its more than 120,000 members through coaching, products and support that empowers them to build a better life for themselves and their families. Headquartered in Littleton, MA, Workers Credit Union has been serving communities in Massachusetts for more than 100 years. Workers Credit Union recently adopted a national charter that enables it to serve a broader set of members wherever they live. Workers Credit Union is a Community Development Financial Institution and Low-Income Designated Credit Union.
About Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB)
Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) is the region’s leading anti-hunger organization, distributing enough food annually for 5.4 million meals in collaboration with food donors, financial supporters, and volunteers. WCFB provides donated food to a network of 118 Partner Agencies that have food assistance programs, including food pantries, community meal sites, and shelters. This past year, WCFB and its Partner Agencies served 81,000 people in the community. WCFB also advocates within the community and at the state and federal levels for systemic and sustainable solutions to the problem of hunger. WCFB’s mission is to engage, educate, and lead Worcester County in creating a hunger-free community. 94 percent of all donated resources go directly towards creating a hunger-free community. See: www.foodbank.org.