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April 15, 2021 In the Community WCU News Maria McCaffrey

Workers Credit Union donates $10,000 to Merrimack Valley Food Bank

Workers Credit Union is pleased to announce its donation of $10,000 to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank from its annual holiday campaign held in December. During the campaign, WCU members were asked to open a SaveUp savings account or set up an automatic transfer to their WCU savings and the credit union would donate $5 on their behalf to the food bank.

“Workers is extremely proud of our members’ and employees’ dedication to the community. This donation speaks volumes of their willingness to help, even by doing something as simple as changing a banking habit. We’re honored to be a part of the Merrimack Valley community and support the food bank’s amazing work through our annual campaign” said Workers Credit Union President & CEO, Doug Petersen.

“We can’t thank the Workers Credit Union members enough for their support during these trying times. During the pandemic, the food bank has assisted more than 65,000 people monthly and donations like this help us continue to serve their needs,” said Amy Pessia, Executive Director of the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.

Workers opened a new Lowell PlanIt at the Sunrise Shopping Center on Bridge Street on April 5, 2021. The new location will support the Workers Way™ financial coaching program which focuses on helping members improve their financial wellbeing. Using a combination of face-to-face coaching and the latest self-serve technology, Workers provides a personal, user-friendly banking experience that helps members pursue their goals with confidence.

Donations can be made to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank at www.mvfb.org.

About Merrimack Valley Food Bank
The mission of the Merrimack Valley Food Bank is to provide adequate nutrition and freedom from hunger. The Food Bank’s programs currently serve up to 80,000 people monthly in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. MVFB has been providing nutritious food to children, veterans, seniors, and working families since 1991. Food is distributed through direct service and a network of partner food pantries, meal programs, schools, and senior centers.