Kitsap Credit Union Helps Fight Food Insecurity in Pierce County, Washington

In true “People Helping People” spirit, the credit union donated thousands of dollars and countless volunteer hours to help feed its community this summer.

10/13/2020

KCU staff volunteer with the Puyallup Food Bank during its “Night at the Movies” drive-in event.

As food insecurity and hunger continues to escalate, many people have had to rely on additional support from local agencies. Over the last several months, Kitsap Credit Union (KCU) has donated volunteer time and over $10,000 to various organizations in Pierce County, providing support when the community needs it most.

Through a seven-week partnership with the Pierce County United Way, KCU staff assembled, donated, and distributed 1,000 snack packs for local children. This included a day of working with Communities in Schools and the Puyallup School District, where snack packs were distributed to over 400 children at Wildwood and Sunrise Elementary Schools. Each pack included treats, crayons, an activity book, and a variety of nutritious snacks.

“Food insecurity continues to escalate for many,” said Cathy Brorson, Outreach Coordinator at KCU, “so it’s been our privilege to come alongside these agencies, doing our part to influence the health, vitality, and quality of life for the individuals and families that reside here, by joining them in their vital work to end hunger.”

KCU also sponsored the Puyallup Food Bank’s “Night at the Movies” at the Washington State Fairgrounds to celebrate the 35thanniversary of “The Goonies” through a food drive. Admission to the movie was free with a food donation. Over $800 and 2,300 pounds of food were collected on site. Earlier this year, KCU team members also volunteered a day to assist the Bonney Lake Food Bank by packing enough bags of food to fill a shipping container.

Learn more about the credit union’s efforts to fight hunger in their communities — check out this video!

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