Texas Trust Credit Union Donates $30,000 and More Than 7,000 Pounds of Food to the North Texas Food Bank

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Cedar Hill Longhorns crowned King of CANstruction at the Texas Trust Speed to Feed contest benefiting the North Texas Food Bank

The Cedar Hill Longorns were crowned King of CANstruction at the Texas Trust Speed to Feed event.

The Texas Trust Credit Union Together We Feed More campaign, benefiting the North Texas Food Bank, wrapped up Saturday, April 6, with a presentation of $30,000 from Texas Trust, and more than 7,000 pounds of food. The combined cash donation and food donated will provide about 100,000 meals to north Texans.

The campaign ended with the spirited and competitive Speed to Feed CANstruction contest. It pitted five high school football teams against each other in a fast and furious competition to build a seven-foot high structure out of non-perishable food.

The Cedar Hill Longhorns, coached by Joey McGuire, were crowned King of CANstruction. They were first to build a tower of food that successfully stood for 30-seconds - despite sharp wind gusts that day. The Longhorns received a CANstruction trophy, $250 for their team, and bragging rights.

The Speed to Feed event wrapped up the six-week Together We Feed More campaign, which included a hunger survey, a widely promoted hunger awareness campaign including radio and TV advertising and online promotion, and the food collection.

Jim Minge, CEO of Texas Trust presented a check for $30,000 at the Speed to Feed event, to Elizabeth Liser, director of corporate engagement, with the North Texas Food Bank. Texas Trust also filled a 17-foot truck with the 7,000 pounds of canned food and non-perishable food that had been collected at Texas Trust's branches and throughout the community during the campaign.

The Speed to Feed event was held at Texas Trust's Cedar Hill branch. Cheer and dance teams from each participating school performed at the event to build excitement for the CANstruction contest. There were activities for children, such as free face painting, the chance to build mini-CANstruction towers, and other activities. Texas Trust also provided free hot dogs, drink, and an array of giveaways.

Video from Speed to Feed is available here.

About Texas Trust Credit Union
Texas Trust is one of the largest credit unions in North Texas and the 21st largest in Texas. It has been operating for more than 75 years. As a full-service financial institution, Texas Trust offers 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 assets of more than $747 million, Texas Trust operates in Dallas, Tarrant, and Henderson counties, as well as parts of Ellis and Johnson counties. It has eight branches located in Mansfield, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Cedar Hill, and Athens. Texas Trust is a federally insured financial institution. Deposits up to $250,000 are insured by the full faith of the federal government through the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). For more information, visit http://www.TexasTrustCU.org.

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