Alaska USA Federal Credit Union members contributed nearly $50,000 to support community food banks during the annual Cash for Cans food drive. The credit union and the Alaska USA Foundation teamed up for the fundraiser, collecting cash donations at Alaska USA branches in three states.
The credit union's 64 branches collected the funds, which were donated to 16 food banks in Alaska, Washington and the High Desert region of California.
Alaska donations benefit the Food Bank of Alaska in Anchorage, Bethel Lions Club, Fairbanks Community Food Bank, Palmer Food Bank, Food Pantry of Wasilla, Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, Kodiak Island Food Bank, Homer Community Food Pantry, Southeast Alaska Food Bank in Juneau and the Salvation Army in Ketchikan.
"The Cash for Cans drive makes it easy for members to donate when they come into a branch," said Janell Adams, senior vice president, branch administration. "We're proud that members stepped up again this year and exceeded last year's amount. With this year's funds, the food banks will provide even more for local families in need."
Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative with $5.2 billion in assets and more than 460,000 members worldwide. The credit union operates 64 branches throughout Alaska, California, and Washington.