Arizona Central Credit Union Encourages Community Outreach Through Helping St. Mary's Food Bank

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Arizona Central Credit Union recently encouraged community outreach by helping St. Mary’s Food Bank through Central Cares, its Employee Volunteer Program.

Arizona Central recently encouraged community outreach by helping St. Mary’s Food Bank through Central Cares, its Employee Volunteer Program. Arizona Central worked in conjunction with the Food Bank over three Saturdays in February and March to help reach its goals of preparing food for distribution to those in need within Arizona.

The activities were diverse and ranged from sorting vegetables and non-perishable canned goods to gleaning, the activity of picking citrus fruit from neighborhood homes. Arizona Central volunteers helped sort 6,016 lbs. potatoes and 40,000 lbs. of canned foods. The group also helped bag 7,800 lbs. of carrots and glean 3,000 lbs. of grapefruit from neighborhood trees.

"I enjoyed doing work in the community with my son,” said Martha Perea, an Arizona Central employee and volunteer. “It’s important he sees there are many in need and that we must to do something to help. This was a rewarding experience, as well as a great team-building activity with all those involved!"

Arizona Central anticipates being involved in future activities that will continue to help strengthen and build Arizona communities.

About St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance
St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance is the world's first food bank and non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to sites that serve the hungry. For more information, visit http://www.firstfoodbank.org or call (602) 242-3663.

About Arizona Central Credit Union
Arizona Central, founded in 1939 on the credit union philosophy of “people helping people,” is a not-for-profit financial cooperative serving 70,000 member/owners. Arizona Central offers a full range of low-cost financial services for individual consumers and small businesses. Current credit union assets are in excess of $420 million. Members’ deposits are federally insured to at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration. For more information, visit http://www.azcentralcu.org or call 1-866-264-6421.

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