Northeast Credit Union (NECU) and their community members joined together in support of Hunger Action Month, an awareness initiative started by Feeding America®. For the month of September, NECU collected donations in all of their 20 branches throughout New Hampshire and Maine. The New Hampshire Food Bank and the Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine worked with NECU to collect the items and to distribute to local food pantries.
“We are so thankful to Northeast Credit Union for their generous support of the New Hampshire Food Bank, and, in turn, the thousands of NH residents who do not know where their next meal will come from,” said Eileen Groll Liponis, executive director of the New Hampshire Food Bank. “Their branches collected a total of 662 pounds of food, which allows the Food Bank to provide 552 meals for our friends and neighbors facing hunger here in New Hampshire.”
“Not everyone realizes that food insecurity is a real problem in our local communities,” says Andrea Pruna, NECU SVP, Chief Marketing & Retail Officer “When we all work together, a little help from each of us can go a long way. We saw a great outpouring of support, and want to sincerely thank everyone who contributed.”
Feeding America is one of the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organizations, working with hundreds of food banks across the country in the fight against food insecurity. They also coordinate programs such as the Kids Café®, BackPack Program, Summer Food Service Program, School Pantry Program, and SNAP® Application Assistance Program. You can learn more at www.feedingamerica.org.
About Northeast Credit Union
Northeast Credit Union (NECU) has been a trusted neighbor and the financial partner of choice for people since 1936. Our central focus is our members and the communities in which we serve. We have nearly $1.3 billion in assets and serve over 120,000 members at 20 branches throughout New Hampshire and Maine. We offer a full range of financial products and services. Along with traditional checking and savings accounts, they include mortgage and auto loans, investment products, business accounts, credit cards, and innovative online and mobile services. For more information, please visit www.necu.org.
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 2016, as the state’s only Food Bank, the New Hampshire Food Bank efficiently procured and distributed nearly 13 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.