In the Community

Food Basket to Receive a Record $30,795

December 20, 2017

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With a belief in strengthening our communities and a mission to help hungry families, Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) staff, members and local businesses opened their hearts and raised a record $30,795 for the Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s Food Bank during HCFCU’s annual “Market Day” events.  This is the final year of the credit union’s “Triennial Social Responsibility” commitment with The Food Basket which raised and donated more than $73,000 during their three-year partnership to help Hawaii Island’s hungry.
Market Day events are held every October at all HCFCU branches to raise monies to support their triennial social responsibility partner that is selected from staff nominations.  Event sponsor, Cal-Kona Produce, generously donates fruits and vegetables, local businesses donate silent auction items, and shoppers find great buys on baked goods, food, clothing, jewelry, crafts, and much more.  Also, HCFCU employees hold work lunch fundraisers and sell ribbons to raise additional monies.
“Our staff and the entire community remained passionate in their commitments to supporting The Food Basket,” said Tricia Buskirk, HCFCU President and CEO.  “We are completely blown away at this record donation, and so very proud to live and work with people who have such huge and generous hearts.”
HCFCU’s “Triennial Social Responsibility Partner” program asks employees to nominate and vote on a local non-profit community organization on which to concentrate Market Day fundraising for 36 months. The three-year time frame ensures that the non-profit receives more focused support that can make a real difference.  If you’re interested in supporting The Food Basket, please contact info@hawaiifoodbasket.org.
Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, federally insured financial institution owned by its 40,000 members.  HCFCU’s branches are located in Honokaa, Kailua-Kona, Kaloko, Kealakekua and Kohala, along with Student Credit Unions in Kealakehe, Kohala and Konawaena High Schools. In 2018, HCFCU will open its first-ever branch in East Hawaii in Hilo. In addition to complete checking and savings services, HCFCU provides service-minded financial professionals to help facilitate mortgage, land, construction, small business, educational, personal and auto loans; drive up tellers; credit and debit cards with rewards; online and mobile banking; investment services and youth programs.  HCFCU also supports numerous Hawaii Island non-profit organizations and community events.  Membership in Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is open to all Hawaii Island residents. 
 
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