Firefly Credit Union Donates a Ton to Minnesota FoodShare
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Firefly Credit Union – BURNSVILLE, Minn. (April 11, 2016) – During the month of March, Firefly Credit Union employees contributed to the Minnesota FoodShare by collecting more than 2,500 pounds of food and donating $4,269.13. Together the credit union’s donations totaled 6,786.3 dollars/pounds.
According to Minnesota FoodShare, its March campaign “provides more than half the food distributed by 300 food shelves throughout the state.” The annual campaign has existed for more than 30 years, and each dollar donated goes directly to Minnesota food shelves.
Throughout the 2015 fiscal year, more than 496,000 Minnesota residents received regular federal food assistance, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. This is more than 12 times the capacity of Target Field.
“It is unbelievable to think that our employees have donated more than four tons of food to such a great cause over the past four years alone,” said Bill Raker, Firefly President/CEO. “I am always astounded by their generosity and interest in supporting our community.”
During March, Firefly hosted several internal events to encourage donations among employees. Events included a silent auction, a Walking Taco Lunch, “Casual for a Cause” Fridays, and a Cram-the-Cubicle event.
For more information about Minnesota FoodShare, visit: www.mnfoodshare.gmcc.org.
Firefly Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative lighting the way forward for the Greater Twin Cities Community.