Workers Credit Union has received the Worcester County Food Bank’s 2019 Harvester Award after providing $40,000 of donations toward the WCFB’s efforts in 2018. The award is given annually to honor special individuals and organizations that demonstrate outstanding commitment to the Food Bank’s mission of feeding hungry people and working toward creating hunger-free communities.
In 2018, the credit union donated $11,000 from its annual GiveBack and raised $29,000 during its holiday fundraising campaign. During the holiday campaign Workers donated $5 for every new account and mobile app download. During the credit union’s annual GiveBack, members can pay it forward and donate their yearly reward payout to selected causes with Workers donating to those causes as well.
“Receiving this award from the Worcester County Food Bank is a testament to the efforts of our members and their caring for others.” said Doug Petersen, president and CEO of Workers Credit Union. “The Food Bank supports food pantries across the entire region, feeding 81,000 people a year and we are proud to support their work.”
During the Worcester County Food Banks Annual Meeting held on November 7th, Chief Operating Officer, Sandra Sagehorn-Elliott and employees Cierra Brownell, Thomas Littlepage, Donna McCullen, Darryl Richardson, and Johan Romero-Luna accepted the award on the Credit Union’s behalf.
Johan Romera-Luna, Area Manager for the Worcester region, praised the members and employees as well. “I’m so proud to be a part of a credit union that is truly invested in the community. Seeing the enthusiasm from our generous members and dedicated employees is inspiring”.
Donations toward the Worcester Country Food Bank can be made at www.foodbank.org.
Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB)) is the region’s leading anti-hunger organization, distributing enough food annually for 5.4 million meals in collaboration with food donors, financial supporters, and volunteers. WCFB provides donated food to a network of 118 Partner Agencies that have food assistance programs, including food pantries, community meal sites, and shelters. This past year, WCFB and its Partner Agencies served 81,000 people in the community. WCFB also advocates within the community and at the state and federal levels for systemic and sustainable solutions to the problem of hunger. WCFB’s mission is to engage, educate, and lead Worcester County in creating a hunger-free community. 94 percent of all donated resources go directly towards creating a hunger-free community.