“Hunger doesn’t just happen during the holidays,” is something that employees at Peach State Federal Credit Union hear often from President/CEO, Marshall Boutwell. For that reason, the credit union collects and donates non-perishable food items year round.
Collection boxes are placed in each of the credit union’s branches as well as the corporate office in Lawrenceville. Members are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate when they visit a branch. Food banks and similar organizations within the credit union’s footprint are selected at the beginning of the year and food is delivered each quarter.
Donations from members and staff were delivered to Hillcrest Baptist Church Food Bank in Augusta and the Barrow County Cooperative Benevolence Ministry in Winder this year. Another donation will be made following the holidays. “We look forward to making these donations each quarter,” said Boutwell. “The credit union has experienced significant growth this year, so we hope to be able to deliver even more needed food to help people in our service area.”