Second Harvest: Gesa Credit Union Sponsors Hunger Action Monthwith both Funds and Action
Gesa Credit Union is sponsoring Second Harvest’s Hunger Action Month® (HAM) again this year, not only with dollars but also volunteers at the food bank’s Pasco and Spokane warehouses.
“Our friends at Gesa walk the walk,” said Jason Clark, President and CEO of Second Harvest. In addition to a generous contribution of $25,000, Gesa employees are helping to sort and pack food for their neighbors who are in need of food. “Whether helping us distribute food to veterans or sorting fresh produce, Gesa’s sponsorship of Hunger Action Month is just one highlight of a year-round commitment to support the communities where the credit union operates.”
“Gesa is proud to support Second Harvest in their campaign to raise awareness about hunger and to safely mobilize the public to take action on the devastating issue of hunger,” said Angie Brotherton, Assistant Vice President of Community Relations for Gesa Credit Union. “We’re happy to take part in the incredible work that Second Harvest does, and we are grateful that our team’s efforts can help make a difference in the lives of many individuals in eastern Washington and north Idaho who are experiencing food insecurity.”
Gesa Credit Union has committed to match September donations up to $25,000, and Gesa employees will lend a helping hand by volunteering for Second Harvest in both Pasco and Spokane. (Media are welcome to film at these times and locations. The guidance of the Washington State Governor for all pandemic related policies will be followed.)
This year’s $25,000 donation adds to the $150,000 Gesa granted Second Harvest’s hunger relief work over the previous decade. “The long-standing support of Gesa and its employees is truly an inspiration for us,” Clark added.
Hunger Action Month is a time when people all over America stand against hunger and is led by Feeding America. Second Harvest is one of 200 Feeding America member food banks from across the country. Sharing, volunteering, pledging to advocate, fundraising and donating are just a few ideas for taking action this month.
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