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Erie Federal Credit Union Donates $30K in Support of Local Hunger Awareness and Food Assistance

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ERIE – Erie Federal Credit Union (Erie FCU) today announced, for the second consecutive year, due to the increased demand for food assistance and hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it would be donating $30,000 to 10 local food agencies and nonprofits to fight hunger.

Erie FCU’s “Give Hope – Feed the Need” campaign provides monetary relief to various local agencies and non-profit organizations that have found less funding this year, but greater demand for services. Rooted in a firm belief that no one should be hungry, Erie FCU will fund these agencies to help eliminate hunger and its root causes.

“As was the case last year, local food-based charities are still in need of support to realize the full impact of their mission to serve those less fortunate” said Brian Waugaman, CEO of Erie FCU. “Adhering to the credit union philosophy of ‘People Helping People’, Erie FCU is wholly committed to providing support to these community resources so desperately in need this holiday season.”

The “Give Hope – Feed the Need”campaign will distribute $30,000 to the following 10 Erie area organizations. Metro-Erie Meals on Wheels, Salvation Army of Erie, Emmaus Ministries, Community of Caring, St. Martin Center, Erie Martin Luther King Center, Second Harvest Food Bank of NWPA, Home House of Erie, Kind Pantry by CAP, and Bethany Outreach Center. Each will each receive a $3,000 check to be used for programs affiliated with supplying meals, nourishment and warm companionship to families and individuals who will be affected this winter.

For more information, visit www.eriefcu,org/news/give-hope–feed-the-need.