PLYMOUTH, Minn. (Nov. 3, 2020) – TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union used its participation in CU Forward Day, a day of volunteering celebrated by Midwest credit unions, to support people facing hunger during the pandemic. TruStone collected food and monetary donations for Minnesota-based hunger relief organization Second Harvest Heartland. In all, the credit union’s employees and members, along with the TruStone Financial Foundation, donated 1,700 pounds of food and $2,000 to the organization.
“With food shelf visits growing dramatically by the day, we need the community to stand with us and pitch in to stock the shelves,” said Maddie Archbold, Community Engagement Coordinator at Second Harvest Heartland. “Amazing partners like TruStone Financial exemplify just how much we can get done when we work together. We are so grateful for the support.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has made volunteering a challenge, but TruStone and other credit unions have found ways to continue giving back. “We look forward to CU Forward Day all year,” said TruStone Financial’s CEO, Tim Bosiacki. “We were pleased to be able to help our neighbors despite the limitations COVID has placed on everyone.”
About the TruStone Financial Foundation
The TruStone Financial Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2009 by TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union. The TruStone Financial Foundation primarily supports financial education and programs through scholarships and outreach, while also engaging in general charitable giving in the communities served by the credit union. Learn more about the TruStone Financial Foundation at www.TruStoneFoundation.org.
About Second Harvest Heartland
Second Harvest Heartland is one of the largest, most efficient and innovative hunger-relief organizations in the nation. Working in partnership with a network of nearly 1,000 food shelves and hunger-relief programs, Second Harvest Heartland helps the 1 in 8 people in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin who experience hunger.