Service Credit Union Holds 13th Annual Food Drive
PORTSMOUTH – Service Credit Union will launch its 13th annual food drive across 34 branch locations in the state from Nov. 1 to Nov. 16, 2018 to help the New Hampshire Food Bank feed thousands for the holiday season.
According to officials at the food bank, one in nine people in New Hampshire suffer from food insecurity. The food bank is expected to distribute more than 14 million pounds of food this year to individuals in need. Food bank representatives note that cans of soup and stew are most helpful.
“Our annual food drive embodies the credit union philosophy of people helping people. We want our community and neighbors to enjoy the holidays, not struggle,” said Andrew McGeorge, Interim President/CEO of Service Credit Union. “Service Credit Union is honored to help the New Hampshire Food Bank fulfill its mission of helping the less fortunate in our communities. We urge the public to consider contributing to our drive.”
The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, has worked to relieve hunger in the Granite State since 1984. As the state’s only food bank, each year the New Hampshire Food Bank efficiently procures and distributes emergency food people in need through more than 425 nonprofit registered agencies. Agencies include food pantries, neighborhood centers, low-income housing sites, senior nutrition centers, family crisis centers, hospices, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after-school programs and daycare centers.
“We thank Service Credit Union for being a tremendous supporter of the New Hampshire Food Bank for many years, and for actively engaging the public to help meet our goals,” said Eileen Groll Liponis, Executive Director of New Hampshire Food Bank.
About Service Credit Union
As a dynamic, member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative, Service Credit Union is dedicated to offering quality financial services and products. In 1957, the credit union was established to provide affordable credit to the Pease Air Force Base community. Now the largest credit union in New Hampshire, with over $3.4 billion in assets and 50 branch locations in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, North Dakota and Germany, we continue to serve our communities and provide a better future to our members. For more information, visit scu.com or call toll free 1-800-936-7730 in the U.S. and 00800-4728-2000 internationally.
About the New Hampshire Food Bank
The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, has been working to relieve hunger in the Granite State since 1984. The New Hampshire Food Bank receives no federal or state funding for food distribution. In 2017, as the state’s only Food Bank, the New Hampshire Food Bank efficiently procured and distributed 13.7 million pounds of food to people in need through more than 425 non-profit registered agencies. Agencies include food pantries, neighborhood centers, low-income housing sites, senior nutrition centers, family crisis centers, hospices, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after school programs, and day care centers. For more information about the New Hampshire Food Bank, please visit www.nhfoodbank.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.