HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation, the charitable arm of Northwest Federal Credit Union, is addressing summertime shortages at local area food pantries. The Foundation’s second annual Summertime Food Drive is aimed at raising non-perishable items and monetary donations throughout the month of August.
“Hunger is a very real problem in Northern Virginia. Fairfax and Loudoun Counties have two of the highest median incomes in the country, and there are nearly 80,000 residents who struggle daily to feed their families,” said President/CEO of Northwest Federal and Chairman of the NWFCU Foundation Board of Directors, Chris McDonald. “Northwest Federal knows that basic needs must be met before financial dreams can be achieved, and we’re doing our part to aid our community.”
The Credit Union is accepting donations online and in branches. One hundred percent of proceeds will go to LINK, Inc, the largest food pantry supporting families in the Ashburn, Herndon, and Sterling areas of Northern Virginia.
About Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation
The NWFCU Foundation was established in 2004 to promote and manage Northwest Federal Credit Union’s philanthropic activities. The mission of NWFCU Foundation is to strengthen our community through our scholarship, mentoring and youth outreach programs. The NWFCU Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permissible by law for those who itemize deductions. For more information, visit www.nwfcufoundation.org.
About Northwest Federal Credit Union
Northwest Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution ranking among the largest credit unions in Virginia and in the top 50 credit unions in the nation. Established in 1947 and headquartered in Herndon, Va., Northwest Federal is dedicated to providing financial services and education to its members and the community. The Credit Union currently serves more than 180,000 members and has assets in excess of $2.8 billion. For more information, visit www.nwfcu.org.