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Oct-13-2010 18:49printcomments

SELCO Employees Exceed Goal for Fall Food Drive

SELCO Food Collection

(EUGENE, Ore.) - SELCO Community Credit Union employees reached out to their communities by donating nearly 6,000 pounds of food to four local food banks. With an initial goal of donating 3,500 pounds of food, SELCO employees exceeded this goal by more than 2,400 pounds.

A list of most-needed foods was published to all SELCO employees, each of whom were given a plastic shopping bag to fill and deposit in barrels placed throughout the branches and offices of SELCO Community Credit Union, its subsidiaries and business units. Food was collected and donated directly to the food bank closest to each branch. These included: NeighborImpact Food Bank (www.neighborimpact.org), Food for Lane County (www.foodforlanecounty.org), Linn Benton Food Share (www.csc.gen.or.us/foodshare.htm), and Marion Polk Food Share (www.marionpolkfoodshare.org).

“I am truly proud of the spirit with which our team embraced this food drive and the sincere commitment everyone has shown to helping others,” says Tiffany Washington, SELCO Senior Vice President, Finance and Member Solutions. “The current economic situation has impacted thousands of people in the communities we serve and we are pleased to help where it’s needed most.”

This was the second year in a row that SELCO’s employees worked together for two weeks to collect food for their communities as part of a food drive that culminated just prior to the Columbus Day holiday. This year, SELCO employees were particularly engaged with this food drive, knowing that economic hard times have hit many individuals and families and that, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Oregon is the second hungriest state in the country.

With a network of 14 branch offices located throughout western and central Oregon, SELCO Community Credit Union provides services to more than 80,000 members locally and worldwide. SELCO was founded in 1936 as an alternative to traditional banks. As a credit union, SELCO operates as a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members and operated for their benefit.




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