PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--During its 64th Annual Meeting, Arizona State Credit Union demonstrated one of its core values by donating $5,000 to Arizona community food banks. The recipients of this year’s donation include St. Mary’s Food Bank and Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.
“Making a difference in our Arizona communities is a key component of our mission at Arizona State Credit Union. To support this mission, we donate funds during our Annual Meeting to local food banks, which we have done for the past several years,” said David E. Doss, President/CEO of Arizona State Credit Union. “We are proud to support food donation programs throughout the state, and appreciate all they do to provide for those in need.”
Donated funds will be distributed to various food bank locations throughout the state, and will support efforts to eradicate hunger in local communities.
“Thank you to Arizona State Credit Union for its generous donation to St. Mary’s,” St. Mary's Food Bank president Beverly Damore said. “This donation will allow us to distribute enough food to provide more than 17,000 meals to the hungry of Arizona. This donation comes at a perfect time, with the long Arizona summer ahead of us. It will certainly be put to good use.”
Michael McDonald, Chief Executive Officer at the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona says, “Summer can be a difficult time for families in need. Through their generous gift, Arizona State Credit Union is helping us put meals on tables at a time when they’re most needed. It’s an honor to have such a committed partner in the ongoing battle against hunger.”
For more information about how Arizona State Credit Union supports local communities, please visit us online at azstcu.org/about-us/community. For information on how you can become involved with local food bank programs, please visit firstfoodbank.org and communityfoodbank.org.
About Arizona State Credit Union
Arizona State Credit Union is a $1.7 billion full-service, not-for-profit local financial institution with a statewide branch network serving the people of Arizona. More than 135,000 Arizonans turn to Arizona State Credit Union for the organization’s commitment to meeting members' needs with enhanced services and community outreach programs. Arizona State Credit Union has grown dramatically since its founding in 1951, providing a full line of financial products and services at 21 locations across the state. More than 60 years of excellence and outstanding customer service have helped the Credit Union become a nine-time winner of Arizona Business Magazine’s Ranking Arizona and a six-time recipient of the Peter Barron Stark & Associates Award for Workplace Excellence™. Arizona State Credit Union is headquartered in Phoenix and welcomes membership from businesses and individuals throughout the state. Reach us at 800.671.1098 or visit us at azstcu.org.
About St. Mary’s Food Bank
Now in its 47th year of serving Arizona, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to 330 partner agencies at 500 locations that serve the hungry. Serving two-thirds of our 15 counties, the organization is a member of Feeding America, the national network of food banks, and is committed to volunteerism, building community relationships, and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need. In Fiscal Year 2013-14, the Food Bank distributed 68 million pounds of food to families and individuals and garnered more than 275,000 volunteer service hours. Web site: wwwStMarysFoodBank.org Phone: 602-242-FOOD
About Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
Founded in 1976, the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona strives to create a healthy, hunger-free future. Through its emergency food assistance program, the CFBSA provides food and educational resources to 217,000 people across 23,106 square miles and five counties. It also partners with more than 250 agencies, allowing for more efficient service to people in rural areas. A member of Feeding America, the CFBSA also reduces reliance on emergency food through educational programming about healthful eating and local food production. In addition, it offers a culinary training program that both feeds those in need, while preparing unemployed individuals for careers in the culinary arts. For every $1 received, the Community Food Bank can provide 4 meals to people in need. Web site: www.CommunityFoodBank.org Phone: 520-622-0525