In keeping with the credit union philosophy “people helping people,” Kingston Community Credit Union (KCCU) has long supported charitable giving, volunteerism, and financial education.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Kingston and the area, it became clear immediately that many people in the community need emergency food supports, with the number of those using such programs increasing as the pandemic has continued. For that reason, KCCU felt the need to support those programs during this difficult time.
“KCCU is committed to building, strengthening, and enhancing the lives of those in our community,” the company said in a press release on Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2020. “KCCU recognizes the need and urgency for emergency food support for many people in our community due to the Covid-19 pandemic and has taken action to help by donating $25,000 to local food-providing organizations.”
That $25,000 has been divided amongst the following six different community organizations offering emergency food supports:
- Partners in Mission Food Bank ($5,000)
- South Frontenac Community Services ($5,000)
- Kingston Food Sharing Project ($5,000)
- Kingston Home Base Housing ($5,000)
- Dawn House ($2,500)
- St. Vincent de Paul Kingston ($2,500)
“These local organizations, along with so many others, continue to support our local seniors, families and those who are most vulnerable by providing them with food hampers, bagged lunches, take away meals and hot meal deliveries,” KCCU said. “We applaud their efforts and dedication to our community.”
Anyone looking for ways to support these programs can find information on how to donate through the links above.