American Heritage Credit Union employees and membership collected more than 10,000 pounds of food and donated $23,000 to various charities and organizations in the community during its 10th annual Spirit of Giving Food Drive. Additionally, more than 200 meal boxes and $20,000 worth of $100 Visa gift cards were donated to help local families this season.
Nonperishable goods are traditionally in a higher demand during the holiday season. Coupled with inventory challenges and inflation causing prices to increase, American Heritage set an aggressive goal of collecting food donations throughout October and November to ensure that organizations in the community were able to continue providing necessary meals and nourishment to local families.
Thanks to the generosity of members, employees and community partners, donation baskets overflowed with contributions. As a result, 19 local food banks and pantries across Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware and Camden counties are receiving much-needed food donations.
American Heritage partnered with local organizations in each community it serves. The recipients of food donations include Caring for Friends.
In addition to the food donations, American Heritage donated more than 200 meals to service groups that support local families and gifted a total of $20,000 in gift cards to those families. Organizations receiving donations included Catholic Community Services and CORA Services.
“American Heritage, 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.” ••