Local Food Banks Need Our Help!

Local Food Banks Need Our Help!

With businesses shut down and unemployment skyrocketing, more Americans are relying1 on local food banks and pantries to feed their families. Unfortunately, many food banks – which rely on donations and volunteers – are now struggling to provide help. We at Affinity believe that urgent action is essential to get these vital organizations the resources they need.

man holding box of food

The Affinity Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable foundation established in 2005 to support charities in communities where our credit union has a presence. The Foundation is a separate, independent legal entity, operated by Affinity Federal Credit Union employees. So while the Foundation’s actions are separate from those of the credit union, it’s very much the embodiment of our collective values and efforts as Affinity staff members. And as COVID-19 puts unprecedented financial pressure on our communities, our employees have stepped up to meet the challenge!

The Foundation has identified nine food banks or pantries in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to receive emergency funding from the Foundation, but the initiative won’t stop there. Partnering with YouGiveGoods2, the Foundation will host an online supplies and food drive to support those food banks, enabling our members, employees and the community at-large to make an impact without leaving their homes. YouGiveGoods is already partnering with organizations and nonprofits nation-wide to unify efforts in our communities, and you can view their drive in response to COVID-19 here3.

This pandemic impacts us all. In times like these, we in the Tristate area need to come together. Affinity employees hope to make a big difference while doing our small part. Click here to donate now!

For additional information and updates from Affinity about COVID-19, please visit https://www.affinityfcu.com/banking/we're-here-for-you.aspx

                                                   

This information is for informational purposes only and is intended to provide general guidance and does not constitute legal, tax, or financial advice. Each person’s circumstances are different and may not apply to the specific information provided. You should seek the advice of a financial professional, tax consultant, and/or legal counsel to discuss your specific needs before making any financial or other commitments regarding the matters related to your condition are made.  

1 Retrieved from https://www.cnn.com/videos

2 Retrieved from  https://yougivegoods.com/

3 Retrieved from https://yougivegoods.com/covid-19