We would not be able to present this check to the food bank if it weren’t for everyone coming together and caring just as deeply about the community we call home.
DALLAS (PRWEB) June 15, 2020
On June 10, 2020, Neighborhood Credit Union donated $37,505 to the North Texas Food Bank with the help of over 100 donors.
The donations made to the North Texas Food Bank will help those who are experiencing hardship due to the pandemic, COVID-19. Since early March, many in the community have found themselves in a situation that requires help. With unemployment hitting record highs, millions have turned to food banks, who in response became overwhelmed. That is why Neighborhood Credit Union made a pledge to match donations dollar for dollar, up to $25,000. Thanks to a 3-month long campaign and over 100 donors, the credit union presented North Texas Food Bank with $37,505.
“I am beyond thankful for everyone who donated to our fundraiser. Whether you donated $5 or $100, every dollar counts for our fellow Texans during this difficult time,” says Neighborhood Credit Union CEO & President, Chet Kimmell. “We would not be able to present this check to the food bank if it weren’t for everyone coming together and caring just as deeply about the community we call home.”
With an average of 1 in 6 North Texans experiencing food insecurity, donations are vitally important to the food bank industry. For every $1 donated the North Texas Food Bank can produce three nutritious meals for children, families, and seniors in need. In total, Neighborhood Credit Union and 100+ donors have now provided over 112,515 meals for the North Texas community.
“With over 800,000 people in our service area suffering from food insecurity, and with the impact of the coronavirus, we are currently working tirelessly to provide food assistance to those in need,” says North Texas Food Bank Major Gifts Officer, Cody Meyers. “Donations like this make it possible for us to continue doing our job in providing filling and nutritious food for those who need it most. During times like this, it’s so touching to see the support from the community and companies that actively want to help. In dark times, moments like this shine bright.”
About the North Texas Food Bank
The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked nonprofit hunger-relief organization operating a state-of-the-art volunteer and distribution center in Plano, the Perot Family Campus. Last year, the Food Bank worked hard in partnership with member agencies from our Feeding Network to provide access to almost 77 million nutritious meals across a diverse 13-county service area — this means more than 200,000 meals per day for hungry children, seniors, and families. But the need for hunger relief in North Texas is complex and in order to meet the need, the NTFB is working to increase our food distribution efforts. Our goal is to provide access to 92 million nutritious meals annually by 2025. NTFB is a member of Feeding America, a national hunger-relief organization.
About Neighborhood Credit Union
Since 1930, Neighborhood Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial organization serving Dallas, Denton, and Ellis counties, as well as the City of Arlington. With branches in Dallas, Richardson, Arlington, Mesquite, Duncanville, Waxahachie, Lancaster, Grand Prairie, Coppell, and Highland Village, and assets topping $815 million, Neighborhood Credit Union has a membership of 55,000 and continues to welcome new members daily. Keep up with all Neighborhood Credit Union’s updates during COVID-19 on our website. For more information, call (214) 748-9393 or visit https://www.myncu.com.