OnPoint Kicks Off Refer-a-Friend Campaign Benefiting the Oregon Food Bank

OnPoint Community Credit Union today kicked off its seventh Refer a Friend campaign benefiting local non-profits, which provides members with the opportunity to support local community organizations and also introduce friends and family to OnPoint’s full range of financial services.

The beneficiary of this latest effort is the Oregon Food Bank, the region’s leading organization dedicated to ending hunger and its root causes. Refer a Friend incentivizes OnPoint members year-round to recommend the credit union to their friends, family, or business associates by giving $50 to both the new and referring member when an account is opened. At select times throughout the year*, OnPoint donates $50 to local non-profits for each new account opened through Refer a Friend. The campaign benefitting the Oregon Food Bank began Feb. 1 and concludes on Thursday, March 31.

“Access to food is one of the most fundamental human rights, and yet thousands of our neighbors wake up each day unsure of where they will find their next meal,” said Rob Stuart, President and CEO, OnPoint Community Credit Union. “Food insecurity in our region is on the rise as the costs of food, housing and utilities remain at historic levels. Now more than ever, we are proud to support Oregon Food Bank in its fight to eliminate hunger. We invite our community to join us in supporting them at this critical time.”

The Oregon Food Bank served more than one million people in 2021 and 1.7 million people in 2020 — a sharp increase from the 860,000 served in 2019, reflecting a high degree of need that the food bank is helping to meet. The nonprofit operates five regional food banks and works with 16 others, in addition to more than 1,400 food assistance sites across Oregon and Southwest Washington. Since its founding in 1982, the Oregon Food Bank has cultivated a community-led network of people working to end hunger for good by addressing both the immediate need for food distribution and the promotion of sustainable, longer-term solutions.

“Our incredible network of food banks and partner organizations welcomed nearly 1.7 million community members to a food assistance site in the pandemic’s wake,” said Nicole Rexhouse, Oregon Food Bank spokesperson. “With strong support from OnPoint’s members, we’re able to meet today’s challenges head-on—while working toward achieving the long-term changes we need to end hunger for good.”

OnPoint’s last Refer a Friend campaign, held in March 2021, raised more than $39,000 for the Oregon Humane Society. Over the course of the Refer a Friend program, OnPoint has donated $223,100 to five organizations.

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