Denver, Colo. – Denver Community Credit Union collected 2,340 pounds of food for its 2017 #DenverCommunityGives Food Drive, which benefited two local food banks. Denver Community staff single-handedly donated 1,418 pounds of nutritious food, which amounts to an average of 15.5 pounds per employee. Credit union members and partners generously contributed an additional 940 pounds of food for the #DenverCommunityGives Food Drive.
The majority of the food collected (2,235 lbs.) was donated to Volunteers of America Colorado’s City Harvest Food Bank. The remainder of the food, which was collected at Denver Community’s branch in Littleton, Colorado, was donated to TLC Meals on Wheels, a Littleton-based nonprofit.
The #DenverCommunityGives Food Drive aligns with Denver Community Credit Union’s vision of “Advancing financial opportunity” by making a difference in the lives of our community members. The #DenverCommunityGives Program encourages staff to volunteer and give back to the communities they serve year-round.
Since 1934, Denver Community Credit Union has been advancing financial opportunity for its members and community. Anyone who lives or works in Adams, Arapahoe, Jefferson, or Denver Counties is welcome to become a member. We serve our communities with quality loans with low rates, and savings and checking products that help members effectively manage their money. Our staff provides top level service by focusing on finding solutions that help members reach further to achieve their financial goals. The credit union also positively impacts members and communities with the award-winning Clear Money Program; a financial education program. Learn more at www.denvercommunity.coop
About Volunteers of America
Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization established in 1896 dedicated to helping those in need live healthy, safe and productive lives. Serving more than 146,000 Coloradoans each year, Volunteers of America has supported and empowered America’s most vulnerable groups, including the frail elderly, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, homeless individuals and women and their children escaping domestic violence. For more information about Volunteers of America, visit www.voacolorado.org.
About TLC Meals on Wheels
The mission of TLC Meals on Wheels is to enrich the lives of seniors and others in the South Metro Denver Area by providing nutritious meals and services that promote dignity, well being, and independence. TLC Meals on Wheels delivered nearly 100,000 meals to seniors in 2016, and has been driving away hunger since 1968. Learn more at www.tlcmealsonwheels.org