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Alaska USA members donate nearly $50,000 to local food banks

Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union members contributed nearly $50,000 to support their community food banks during the annual Cash for Cans food drive. Credit union members and the Alaska USA Foundation teamed up and donated a total of $49,300 to food banks in three states.

The credit union’s 67 branches collected the funds, which were donated to a record 17 food banks in Alaska, Washington, and the High Desert region of California. Alaska donations benefited the Food Bank of Alaska in Anchorage, Bethel Lions Club, Fairbanks Community Food Bank, Palmer Food Bank, Mat-Su Food Bank in Wasilla, Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, Kodiak Island Food Bank, Homer Community Food Pantry, Southeast Alaska Food Bank in Juneau, and the Salvation Army in Ketchikan

“The Cash & Cans drive is part of the ‘people helping people’ philosophy that’s key to Alaska USA and its members,” said Janell Adams, senior vice president, branch administration. “We’re proud that members stepped up again this year to help local families in need.

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative with $5.4 billion in assets and nearly half a million members worldwide. The credit union operates 67 branches throughout Alaska, California, and Washington. Learn more at alaskausa.org

The Alaska USA Foundation was established in 2003 to support 501(c)(3) charitable organizations that provide needs-based services to children, veterans, and active duty members of the armed services and their families. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed more than $880,000 and is honored to assist those that provide direct services in support of its mission. Learn more at alaskausafoundation.org.

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