AA Credit Union Employees Donate $3,090 to the North Texas Food Bank Virtual can Drive

Dec 20, 2010, 17:40 ET from American Airlines Federal Credit Union

FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- AA Credit Union has proudly presented the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) with a $3,090 donation as a result of the Credit Union's weeklong virtual canned food drive.

In early December, Credit Union employees participated in a special Dress Down Days fund-raiser, contributing $5 a day or $20 for the entire week in exchange for being able to wear jeans and sneakers to work.

The drive was part of the North Texas Food Bank's "Close the Gap on Hunger in North Texas" campaign. "Close the Gap" is the NTFB's three-year initiative to unite the community to narrow the food gap by providing access to 50 million meals annually by 2011.

"Virtual Canned Food Drives eliminate the hidden costs associated with a regular canned food drive," said Sophia Sindalovsky, Volunteer Coordinator of the NTFB. "It also provides much more assistance to North Texans by leveraging donations to provide four meals for every dollar raised. Giving has never been easier." The Credit Union's donation equates to nearly 12,360 meals for North Texans.

"After donating hundreds of pounds of canned goods in last year's drive, we were excited — and somewhat relieved — to throw our efforts behind a virtual canned food drive this year," said Pedro Noda, the fund-raiser's director and eMarketing Manager at AA Credit Union. "We're excited to make this donation on behalf of AA Credit Union and the many employees who helped make this possible."

"This time of year, it is particularly important to remember those who are less fortunate," said Angie Owens, AA Credit Union President and CEO. "I once again could not be more proud of all our employees for opening up their hearts to help the North Texas Food Bank reach such admirable goals."

About American Airlines Federal Credit Union

AA Credit Union was founded in 1936, and today serves the present and retired employees of American Airlines, their family members and others who work in the air transportation industry. AA Credit Union has more than 223,000 member-owners and assets of more than $5 billion. As a cooperative financial services institution, the Credit Union's goal is to provide the best possible benefits and services for its member-owners.

About the North Texas Food Bank

The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a nonprofit hunger relief organization that distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of 1,146 feeding programs in 13 North Texas counties. The NTFB supports the nutritional needs of children, families and seniors through education, advocacy and strategic partnerships. Founded in 1982, the NTFB is a member of Feeding America (feedingamerica.org). Each month agency pantries distribute food to more than 53,000 families and on-site meal programs serve 435,000 meals/snacks. Every dollar donated to the NTFB provides four meals for the hungry. Imagine... A World Without Hunger. www.ntfb.org.

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