Gesa Credit Union is continuing its tradition of helping feed our region’s hungry by sponsoring Second Harvest’s Hunger Action Month® (HAM) campaign this September, including Hunger Action Day, Sept. 10. Gesa is matching every dollar donated up to $20,000, with the money focused on continuing to get food where it's needed most throughout Second Harvest’s service area.
“Gesa’s generosity is especially welcome this year, as so many folks are impacted by the coronavirus,” said Jason Clark, president and CEO of Second Harvest. “Our friends at Gesa truly represent the early-day credit union motto of ‘people helping people.’"
“Gesa was built on the foundation of supporting members and the communities we serve. We’re proud to sponsor Hunger Action Month in partnership with Second Harvest,” said Don Miller, President and CEO of Gesa Credit Union. “Second Harvest is a vital resource to those impacted by food insecurity, especially during these times of great need. We are extremely grateful for the service they provide to our communities.”
Gesa’s gift will invite people to take action to end hunger, provide meals for thousands of kids, families and seniors throughout Eastern Washington and North Idaho, and will be leveraged as a challenge to Second Harvest’s network of supporters generating more impact for those facing hunger.
“Gesa has deep roots in the communities it serves and a culture of giving to many programs, and we’re fortunate and appreciative to be one of the credit union’s beneficiaries,” Clark said. Over the past decade, Gesa has contributed more than $125,000 to help Second Harvest provide meals for those facing hunger in the region. “That’s a strong demonstration of Gesa’s long-term commitment.”
Go to 2-harvest.org/HAM for information on how to donate toward Gesa’s $20,000 matching gift and for other ways to get involved in Second Harvest’s volunteer activities during Hunger Action Month.
HAM is the Feeding America network’s nationwide campaign during September designed to mobilize the public on the issue of hunger. The campaign brings attention to the reality of food insecurity in the United States and promotes ways for individuals to get involved in the movement to help end hunger. Hunger Action Day® (HAD), which is the second Thursday in September (Sept. 10, 2020), is a day where efforts across the country are focused for greater impact. Second Harvest is a member of Feeding America.
“We can end hunger one helping at a time,” is this year’s HAM theme. As noted by Feeding America, “With every action, we get one step closer to making hunger a thing of the past.”
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