HAPO and Gesa Credit Unions Raising Money and Collecting Food for Second Harvest Food Bank


HAPO Community Credit Union and Gesa Credit Union have joined forces to partner with Second Harvest Food Bank to help feed local children in need. Both credit unions began accepting food and dollar donations at their Tri-Cities locations on July 1, and both are matching up to $10,000 in monetary donations.

The non-perishable food items will provide nutrition to children in the Tri-Cities communities. In addition to donations, the HAPO and Gesa teams are assembling food packages to distribute to local schools for children in need. Teaming up with Second Harvest allows HAPO and Gesa to contribute funds and food to the communities, directly supporting the mission of Second Harvest, which fights to stop hunger. For every dollar donated, five meals can be made.

“It’s our pleasure to unite with our friends at Gesa to help fight hunger in the Tri-Cities,” said Steve Anderson, HAPO President and CEO.

Gesa President and CEO, Don Miller, echoed Anderson’s sentiments.

“Over the years Gesa and HAPO have had a positive impact on our communities and our teams are excited to ‘Partner for a Purpose.’ Our teams working together truly shows the credit union philosophy,” Miller said.

Both credit unions have been serving the Tri-Cities community since 1953 and are among some of Washington state’s largest credit unions.

Posted in Around the NW.