Superior Choice Credit Union celebrated the holiday season with donations of more than $13,000 to area food banks and food access programs.
“Credit unions exist to help all people, including those of modest means,” said Gary Elliott, President/CEO of SCCU. “We know that helping our members succeed includes making sure that they have consistent access to nourishing meals. The food banks we support do to so much to help so many in our membership area – either through direct food access or by supporting other food pantries and food access programs.”
A total of $13,610 in donations were split between several food banks and other food access programs:
- $2,500 was awarded in sponsorship of the annual Thanksgiving Day Buffet at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, serving more than 5,000 Twin Ports people in need. SCCU’s management team also helped with preparing the Thanksgiving meal.
- $7,750 was donated to the Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency Food Bank helping those in need from Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, Iron, and Price Counties in Wisconsin
- $1,160 was donated to Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank, helping with distribution to 180 northeastern MN and northwestern WI non-profit agencies such as food shelves, soup kitchens, youth programs, senior nutrition sites, and more.
- $1,550 was donated to the BRICK Ministries food shelf in Ashland
- $650 was donated to the BRICK Ministries food shelf in Mellen
Organizations were chosen based on proximity to SCCU branches and service areas, and the total impact that each organization has on area communities. Donation totals for each organization are calculated based on nearest branch membership.