First Community Credit Union raises funds for food bank, pantries

FCCU Food donation
First Community Credit Union raised funds and awareness for Great Plains Food Bank and recently presented those funds at the new Great Plains Food Bank facility in Bismarck, N.D. Pictured, from left, are Ron Walters, major gifts officer, Great Plains Food Bank; Katie Nehl, communications manager at FCCU; Tanner Lunzman, marketing intern at FCCU; and Janna Bergstedt, vice president of marketing at FCCU. Submitted photo

First Community Credit Union recently held fundraisers for its 2020 third-quarter charity, Great Plains Food Bank. FCCU raised $2,746 and collected more than 1,500 pounds of food for the food bank to go toward its childhood hunger programs.

“Now more than ever our neighbors and our food pantries need support,” says Susan Long Swen, event and community engagement specialist for FCCU. “Unfortunately, many people struggle with food insecurity that we don’t even know about. We are proud to have played a small part in the fight against hunger.”

Despite social distancing guidelines, FCCU raised funds and awareness for Great Plains Food Bank by hosting food drives in branches and virtually, volunteering in local food pantries and sharing resources and social media posts to help bring awareness for the food bank. FCCU expressed its appreciation to those who supported its third-quarter charity.

FCCU employees choose a different organization each quarter to support by raising money and awareness.

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