Pleasanton, CA – January 27, 2012 – 1st United Services Credit Union (1st USCU) today announced that it will provide a $4,571 donation of support plus 821lbs of donated food to the Alameda County Community Food Bank and $3,471 donation of support and hundreds of toys to Toys for Tots.
The check presentation for Toys for Tots took place at 5901 Gibraltar Drive, Pleasanton on Wednesday, January 25th at 11am and the presentation for ACCFB took place on Friday, the 27th at 10am at 7900 Edgewater Drive in Oakland.
“This gift is vital to our efforts to help our neighbors in need – and the timing couldn’t be better. At our member food pantries, lines are getting longer. Each month, hundreds of families contact our helpline to ask for help for the very first time,” said Suzan Bateson, the Food Bank’s executive director. “Together, we are responding to growing need. And we must. The food we provide helps our most vulnerable neighbors – two thirds of them children and seniors.”
“Sharing is Caring was a huge success!” said Victor Quint, CEO at 1st United Services Credit Union. “We have the most charitable members and employees at 1st USCU. I’m so happy we are able to make a difference for both charities.”
About 1st United Services Credit Union
Founded in 1932, 1st United Services Credit Union has a long history of service in the East Bay Area and is open to anyone who resides, works, or attends school in Alameda or Contra Costa counties. With 11 branches, free mobile and online banking and free access to more than 28,000 CO-OP Network ATMs nationwide, 1st United Services Credit Union is a great not-for-profit banking alternative. For more information, visit www.1stuscu.org.
About the Alameda County Community Food Bank
The Alameda County Community Food Bank has been in business since 1985 ... with a vision toward a day when they can go out of business. They are the hub of a vast collection and distribution network that provides food for 275 nonprofit agencies in Alameda County. Their mission: To alleviate hunger by providing nutritious food and nutrition education to people in need, educating the public and promoting public policies that address hunger and its root causes.
About Toys for Tots
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
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