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American Heritage Credit Union Spirit of Giving Food Drive Contributes over $50,000 and Donates 11,000 Pounds of Food to Organizations and Families Across Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks and Camden Counties

Volunteers stand in front of truck filled with food and meal donations for holiday season.
12.22.21
By: American Heritage
American Heritage Credit Union employees and members collected over 11,000 pounds of food and donated $22,500 to various charities and organizations in the community during its seventh annual Spirit of Giving Food Drive. Additionally, over 300 meals and $30,000 worth of $100 visa gift cards were donated to help local families this season as well. 

Nonperishable goods are traditionally at a higher demand during the holiday season.  Coupled with supply chain and inventory challenges, American Heritage set an aggressive goal of collecting food donations throughout October and November to ensure that organizations in our community were able to continue providing necessary meals and nourishment to local families. Thanks to the generosity of members, employees and community partners, donation baskets overflowed with contributions, and as a result, 16 local food banks and pantries across Montgomery, Philadelphia, Bucks and Camden counties are receiving much-needed food donations.

American Heritage partnered with local organizations in each community it serves.  The recipients of food donations include: 

Philadelphia County Food Donation Recipients:
  • Philabundance
  • VNA Philadelphia
  • Bryn Mawr Avenue Church of God Food Pantry

Bucks County Food Donation Recipients:
  • Family Service Association
  • Pennridge Fish
  • Quakertown Food Pantry
  • New Britain Baptist Church

Montgomery County Food Donation Recipients:
  • Manna on Main Street
  • Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard
  • Martha’s Choice Marketplace
  • Bethel Community Church of Pottstown
  • Seeds of Hope Community Food Pantry
  • Daily Bread Community Food Pantry

Delaware County Food Donation Recipients:
  • Wayne Church 

Camden County Food Donation Recipients
  • Cherry Hill Food Pantry
  • Food Bank of South Jersey

In addition to the food donations, American Heritage donated over 300 meals to service groups that support local families and gifted a total of $30,000 in gift cards to those families as well. American Heritage donated 25 meals and 25 $100 visa gift cards each to the following organizations:

  • CORA Services
  • Catholic Community Services
  • Caring For Friends
  • Family Service Association of Bucks County
  • Firely Foundation
  • Greater Philadelphia YMCA-Woman's Opportunity Center Laurel House
  • Lenape Valley Foundation
  • Liberty Lutheran 
  • Philadelphia FIGHT
  • Providence Center
  • VA Medical Center-Bristol

“American Heritage Credit Union, our Board of Directors, and our entire credit union family have recognized the drastic needs for food this season and have stepped up to help our community,” stated Bruce K. Foulke, President & CEO of American Heritage.  “I am so proud of the commitment our American Heritage family has shown to help stock food pantry shelves and provide families within our community with meals and funds to help afford the essentials.  On behalf of American Heritage, we are pleased to have made the holidays brighter for local families.”
 

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