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DCCU Donates $20,000 to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank


DCCU Donates $20K to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Lisa Gilliam - Plaza
Marketing AVP
DuPont Community Credit Union
Tel: 540.946.3284
Fax: 540.946.3212

DuPont Community Credit Union (DCCU) held a special credit card campaign – Shop & Give – that benefited its members and the community. During the months of July and August, DCCU credit card holders received additional rewards points or cash back for their grocery purchases. In turn, DCCU would make a donation to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (BRAFB) in relation to the dollars spent on grocery purchases.

As a result of its Shop & Give campaign, DCCU was pleased to donate $20,000 to the Food Bank, which will help them provide over 80,000 meals for families in need.

“The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is a community food bank, and it takes all of us working together to achieve our vision where everyone has enough to eat,” said Millie Winstead, BRAFB’s Director of Development & Community Engagement. “DCCU is an outstanding partner in this mission – I mean “community” is in their name and they live and show that time-and-again. The Food Bank and our network of partner agencies have seen record demand for assistance. But, we know with the help of people and organizations such as DCCU, we can set a place at the table for everyone.”

“We are grateful for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and the important role they play in helping to alleviate hunger in our community. It’s particularly important right now as the need for food assistance continues to rise,” said Steve Elkins, DCCU President and CEO. “I also appreciate our members and their support of this campaign, especially at a time when rising grocery prices continue to impact all consumers.”

About DuPont Community Credit Union
DuPont Community Credit Union was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Waynesboro, Virginia. With fourteen locations throughout the Central Shenandoah Valley, DCCU serves over 116,000 members and has an asset size of $1.7 Billion. For more information, please visit our website at mydccu.com.

About the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Verona, Virginia, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is the largest organization alleviating hunger in western and central Virginia. The Food Bank serves an average of 127,500 people per month across 25 counties and eight cities through distribution centers in Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Winchester, and Verona. We’re serving record numbers of Virginians through our network of more than 400 community partners, which includes food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, schools, libraries, healthcare clinics, community centers, and more. We pledge to continue innovating and adapting to secure, store, and distribute more food to more individuals, families, children, and seniors experiencing hunger. The Food Bank is a partner food bank of Feeding America®, a national association with a network of more than 200 food banks, 21 statewide food bank associations, and over 60,000 partner agencies, food pantries, and meal programs. Last year, this charitable food assistance network helped provide 5.2 billion meals to tens of millions of people facing food insecurity. For more information, visit www.brafb.org.

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