Horizon CU Closes at Noon to Fight Food Insecurity

On Tuesday, Sept 21, Horizon Credit Union closed at noon for the fourth annual Go. Give. Grow. company-wide community service day. Horizon employees embarked on volunteer opportunities to fight food insecurities in communities across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana.

Feeding America predicts that 42 million people in the US may experience food insecurities in 2021 due to the pandemic. This annual event is designed to harness the power of Horizon’s employee team to make an impact in the community all at once. In one afternoon, 350+ Horizon employees lent a hand by volunteering to help 28 non-profit organizations.
“Our community outreach pillars focus on fighting hunger, promoting health, and boosting education,” said Kathleen Schilb, Community Engagement Manager at Horizon. “We know that food insecurity is a serious issue that has only been worsened by the pandemic. We hope to make an impact in alleviating this hardship for those in our community who need it most. This is what the Go. Give. Grow. tradition is all about – seeing a need in our community and then coming together as a team to provide support.”
The HZCU Go-Givers primarily helped out at local food banks, but some employees chose remote volunteer options, including activities like packing hygiene kits and writing notes to seniors.

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