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Dec. 11, 2020
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Erie Federal Credit Union Donates $21K in Support of Local Hunger Awareness and Food Assistance

Erie, PA (December 11, 2020) – Erie Federal Credit Union (Erie FCU) recently announced that, due to the increased demand for food assistance caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it would be donating $21,000 to seven local food agencies and nonprofits.

Holiday celebrations are usually centered around food, but for many struggling families, it can be a difficult time. Erie FCU’s “Give Hope - Feed the Need” campaign was created to provide monetary relief to various local agencies and non-profit organizations who have found less funding this year, but greater demand for services. Rooted in a firm belief that no one should be hungry, Erie FCU plans to work with these agencies to help eliminate hunger and its root causes.

“This year, more than ever, local food-based charities are in need of desperate 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 committed to providing support to these community resources so desperately in need this holiday season.”

The “Give Hope - Feed the Need” campaign has earmarked $21,000 to be distributed to the following seven (7) Erie area organizations. Metro-Erie Meals on Wheels, The Salvation Army of Erie, Emmaus Soup Kitchen, Community of Caring, St. Martin Center, Erie Martin Luther King Center and Second Harvest Food Bank of NWPA 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.

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Bottom Left to right:

  • Catherine Simon, Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen Coordinator of Emmaus Ministries, Inc.
  • Zach Webb, Director of Development of Second Harvest Food Banks of NWPA
  • Wendy Wallace, Executive Director of Metro-Erie Meals on Wheels

Top Left to right:

  • Dr. Grace Kennedy, Executive Director of Community of Caring
  • Major Colin DeVault of the Salvation Army Erie Corps.
  • James Sherrod, Executive Director of the Martin Luther King Center
  • David Gonzalez, CEO of the St. Martin Center, Inc.