NorthRidge Community Credit Union Gives Back With Large Food Shelf Donation
Monday, June 13, 2016
VIRGINIA/HOYT LAKES/BIWABIK/ELY, Minn. (Monday, June 13, 2016) - NorthRidge Community Credit Union (NRCCU) has fully jumped into their second annual Fill the Pool food drive by filling a swimming pool with food for a local food shelf. A credit union member sparked this summer drive last year by asking if NRCCU was currently accepting food shelf donations. NRCCU usually holds a food shelf drive in the fall or winter months but decided to hold this summertime drive in the month of June. It has been an overwhelming success for the second year in a row. People have donated bags, boxes and even cases of food. There was more participation than ever imagined and those who have benefited from the food shelf during their lives say they just want to give back.
Nicholas Mathiowetz, President and CEO of NRCCU, says the event would not have been possible without the hard work and efforts of all those involved.
“We would like to thank all of our members, friends and family who came out to donate during the Food Drive Challenge. This second year, all of our offices were involved in the food drive and we were able to help people in each of our communities. It’s great to be able to give something back to those in our area,” he said.
The Fill the Pool Food Drive was started last June by two community-minded credit union employees, Eva and Marissa, at NRCCU’s Biwabik Office. They, in combination with the rest of the NRCCU staff, have proven again that NRCCU truly does live up to the credit union philosophy of people helping people.
About NorthRidge Community Credit Union.
NorthRidge Community Credit Union was founded in 1957, and was originally called Hoyt Lakes Mine Credit Union. In 1958 the name was changed to Hoyt Lakes Taconite Credit Union (HLTCU.) In 1974, HLTCU changed to a community charter including all members of the community and changed its name to Hoyt Lakes Community Credit Union. In 1998, the Biwabik office was opened, and in 2004 the Virginia office was opened and a new name NorthRidge Community Credit Union (NRCCU) was adopted. The Ely NRCCU office was opened in 2012. NRCCU is proud to serve the four communities and strives to live up to its philosophy of people helping people.