American Heritage Credit Union employees and members collected more than 8,000 pounds of food and donated $22,000 to various charities and organizations in the community during its ninth annual Spirit of Giving Food Drive. Additionally, more than 300 meals and $30,000 worth of $100 Visa gift cards were donated to help local families this season.
Caring for Friends was among eighteen local food banks and pantries across Montgomery, Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware and Camden receiving food donations.
In addition to the food donations, American Heritage donated more than 300 meals to service groups that support local families and gifted a total of $30,000 in gift cards to those families as well. American Heritage donated 25 meals and 25 $100 Visa gift cards each to organizations such as Caring for Friends, Catholic Community Services and CORA Services.
“American Heritage Credit Union, our Board of Directors, and our entire credit union family have recognized the drastic needs for food this season and have stepped up to help our community,” said Bruce K. Foulke, president and CEO of American Heritage. “I am so proud of the commitment our American Heritage family has shown to help stock food pantry shelves and provide families within our community with meals and funds to help afford the essentials. On behalf of American Heritage, we are pleased to have made the holidays brighter for local families.”