Collectively, our donation will make a difference in the lives of thousands of people who are hungry in North Texas.
Mansfield, Texas (PRWEB) December 15, 2011
The North Texas Food Bank has received $28,715 in cash from Texas Trust Credit Union, along with 11,417 pounds of food. Texas Trust donated $25,000 and collected an additional $3,715 from its virtual food drive during its six-week Together We Can Feed More Campaign.
Jim Minge, president of Texas Trust Credit Union, today presented a check to Jan Pruitt, president and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank, along with all of the non-perishable food the credit union collected.
The Together We Can Feed More food drive was an initiative driven by the employees of Texas Trust, a non-profit financial cooperative serving members in Dallas, Tarrant, Ellis, Johnson and Henderson counties. Members, employees, and the community came together to collect food and money to provide 95,279 meals to feed the hungry this Holiday season.
Food was collected at each of Texas Trust's seven local branches. The Grand Prairie branch collected the most, with 5,146 pounds of food, followed by the Mansfield branch, which brought in 3,233 pounds of food.
"Collectively, our donation will make a difference in the lives of thousands of people who are hungry in North Texas," said Jim Minge, president of Texas Trust Credit Union. "I am thankful for everyone who helped make this campaign a success."
"We are grateful to Texas Trust for its donation," said Jan Pruitt, president and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank. "As the need in our community increases and food cost rise, support like this invaluable in helping us reduce hunger in North Texas."
The North Texas Food Bank
The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a nonprofit social benefit organization that distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of 300 Member Agencies and 1,000 feeding programs in 13 North Texas counties. NTFB supports the nutritional needs of children, families and seniors through research, education, advocacy and strategic partnerships. In FY 2011, NTFB provided access to nearly 33 million nutritious meals. Founded in 1982, NTFB is a member of Feeding America (feedingamerica.org).
About Texas Trust Credit Union
Marking its 75th year in business in 2011, Texas Trust is one of the largest credit unions in North Texas and the 21st largest in Texas. It is a full-service financial institution offering checking, savings, mortgages, credit cards, CDs, Money Market accounts, IRAs, and investment and insurance services. Its business services include SBA and conventional loans, electronic payment cards, checking and money market accounts, merchant card processing, online banking, insurance, and the Employee Solutions Network. With 58,000 members and assets of more than $680 million, Texas Trust operates in Dallas, Tarrant, and Henderson counties, as well as parts of Ellis and Johnson counties. Texas Trust branches are located in Mansfield, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Cedar Hill, and Athens. For more information, visit http://www.TexasTrustCU.org.
Editor’s Note: b-roll footage related to this announcement is available on YouTube at http://youtu.be/Gi8juht76dI