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Community First Credit Union volunteers with Redwood Empire Food Bank

Community First Credit Union taking part in the Redwood Empire Food Bank’s first-ever “Food BANKing” campaign in October 2022. Courtesy photo.

NORTH COAST, Calif. — Community First Credit Union took part in the Redwood Empire Food Bank’s first-ever “Food BANKing” campaign in October.

Local credit unions, banks and other financial institutions are participating in a friendly competition to see who can raise the most funds, collect the most food, and volunteer the most hours for Redwood Empire Food Bank.

On Monday, Oct. 10, the entire Community First team spent the morning volunteering with the Redwood Empire Food Bank.

As a team they helped pack 3,168 pounds of bread, 3,190 pounds of apples, 4,320 pounds of donated items, and 7,550 pounds of sweet potatoes, squash, and cucumbers. The group packed 18,138 pounds which is equivalent to 15,189 total meals for neighbors in need.

As a not-for-profit financial institution, Community First Credit Union not only reinvests their profits to their members through high deposit rates, low loan rates, and supporting local community events and organizations, but they also like to roll their sleeves up and give back to the communities they serve.

“Our motto is ‘Here for Good’ and events like this help us live out that message alongside great partners like the Redwood Empire Food Bank. We had a great time for a great cause,” said Scott Johnson, CEO of Community First.

Community First encourages their team to volunteer throughout the year with company-wide events and local community events. In 2022, Community First volunteered over 1,000 hours.

If you’d like to learn more about the Redwood Empire Food Bank’s “Food BANKing” campaign or to donate directly visit: refb.org.

Community First Credit Union volunteers at the Redwood Empire Food Bank. Courtesy photo.

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