Neighborhood Credit Union Donates $37,505 to the North Texas Food Bank
DALLAS, TX: On June 10, 2020, Neighborhood Credit Union donated $37,505 to the North Texas Food Bank with the help of over 100 donors.
The donations made to the North Texas Food Bank will help those who are experiencing hardship due to the pandemic, COVID-19. Since early March, many in the community have found themselves in a situation that requires help. With unemployment hitting record highs, millions have turned to food banks, who in response became overwhelmed. That is why Neighborhood Credit Union made a pledge to match donations dollar for dollar, up to $25,000. Thanks to a 3-month long campaign and over 100 donors, the credit union presented North Texas Food Bank with $37,505.
“I am beyond thankful for everyone who donated to our fundraiser. Whether you donated $5 or $100, every dollar counts for our fellow Texans during this difficult time,” says Neighborhood Credit Union CEO & President, Chet Kimmell. “we would not be able to present this check to the food bank if it weren’t for everyone coming together and caring just as deeply about the community we call home.”
With an average of 1 in 6 North Texans experiencing food insecurity, donations are vitally important to the food bank industry. For every $1 donated the North Texas Food Bank can produce three nutritious meals for children, families, and seniors in need. In total, Neighborhood Credit Union and 100+ donors have now provided over 112,515 meals for the North Texas community.
“With over 800,000 people in our service area suffering from food insecurity, and with the impact of the coronavirus, we are currently working tirelessly to provide food assistance to those in need,” says North Texas Food Bank Major Gifts Officer, Cody Meyers. “Donations like this make it possible for us to continue doing our job in providing filling and nutritious food for those who need it most. During times like this, it’s so touching to see the support from the community and companies that actively want to help. In dark times, moments like this shine bright.”
About the North Texas Food Bank
NTFB is a member of Feeding America, a national hunger-relief organization.