Member One Federal Credit Union Helps Feed Local Families

December 29, 2018

Written by Megan Wade, Public Relations & Community Relations Coordinator

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Member One recently delivered over 60 meals to families throughout southwest and central Virginia just in time for the holidays. Employees across the credit union’s footprint in Roanoke, Lynchburg, Franklin County, and the New River Valley helped coordinate the shopping and delivery of meals, which included ham or turkey, potatoes, green beans, yams, rolls, and pie.

The meals were delivered to the Bradley Free Clinic, the Free Clinic of Central Virginia, Heavenly Manna in Franklin County, and the Community Health Center of the New River Valley. Member One partnered with the clinics to identify families who would benefit from help with a meal for the holidays.

“A holiday meal can mean the world to a family who might be struggling for any number of reasons,” said Janine Underwood, Executive Director, Bradley Free Clinic in Roanoke. “The generosity of Member One and their employees is so touching and appreciated. It’s incredibly important to see local businesses support our community and its residents.”

Giving back to the community is a focus of the credit union throughout the entire year, but especially during the holiday season. This effort is an example of Member One employees joining together for a common purpose and the credit union putting people before profits.

“Member One takes social responsibility seriously by supporting community investment initiatives throughout the entire year, and we know that the holidays can be an especially difficult financial time,” said Paul Economy, Chief Retail Officer. “That’s why we wanted to help by providing a holiday meal to families in all of the areas that we reach in southwest and central Virginia.”

Holiday Meals Roanoke

From left: Megan Wade, Member One Public and Community Relations Coordinator; Cindy Vernon, Executive Assistant, Bradley Free Clinic; Lindsey Sink, Member One Main Office Market Manager; Sarah Largen, Member One Southwest Market Manager; Leigh Simpson, Member One Vice President of Human Resources; Chelsea Fochtman, Member One Human Resources Generalist.