Suncoast Credit Union Donates $50,000, Encourages Match to Help Meet Increased Need
Suncoast Credit Union has donated $50,000 toward the Community Food Bank’s (CFB) COVID-19 relief efforts. Suncoast Credit Union is supporting the communities it serves by donating a total of $1 million toward economic relief.
“Before COVID-19, we were providing meals to approximately 17,000 people each month. That number has sharply increased to more than 41,000/month,” says Barbara Sprague, Executive Director of the CFB. “The only reason we are able to meet the growing needs of our community is because of the generosity of individuals and businesses such as the Suncoast Credit Union who have stepped up to the plate during this unprecedented time.”
Donations to the CFB help the organization continue to source food, pick it up daily and prepare it for distribution to 53 food agencies that serve those in need throughout Citrus County. The CFB is distributing tens of thousands of pounds of food per week throughout the local area.
“While we are focused on supporting our members financially, we feel a moral obligation to support other basic needs during this very challenging time. We admire and are inspired by other charitable organizations who are providing relief through private donations like ours,” said Suncoast Credit Union President & CEO Kevin Johnson. “People are struggling through no fault of their own and because of the support of our Board of Directors, Suncoast is committed to doing what we can to address these serious needs.”
“We are extremely grateful that Suncoast Credit Union has put their trust and confidence in the Community Food Bank,” says Mike Orlito, Board Chair of CFB. “This $50,000 donation will provide 400,000 meals.”
The CFB is challenging the community to match this generous donation. If you would like to be part of this match to help the organization continue to meet the growing needs of the community, please visit www.feedcitrus.org or mail a check to Community Food Bank – 5259 W Cardinal Street Building B, Homosassa, FL 34446.