Herndon, Va. (October 1, 2020) –The Northwest Federal Credit Union (NWFCU) Foundation, the charitable arm of Northwest Federal Credit Union, recently concluded their Food for Kids Drive, collecting 32,000+ food items for local children in need. The drive was in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has increased the need for supplemental food for area school children. It ran from June 1st through the end of August and included a new partnership for the Foundation with Giant Food.
“The overwhelming support we received has enabled the NWFCU Foundation to surpass all previous goals,” said Executive Director of the NWFCU Foundation Kaycee Childress. “Giant Food and their customers, the employees of Whitney, Bradley & Brown, and our incredibly generous members all came through for the children in our community!”
The Foundation is an Ignite Partner with Fairfax County Public Schools, working with Susan Livingood of Dogwood Elementary School in Reston to provide much-needed food to their families with hunger issues. Additionally, the Foundation works with Nancy Latourrette at Sterling Middle School, Rosa Tobar at INMED Partnerships for Children, and Karen Pope of the Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center. In addition to food donations, the Foundation received significant cash donations for this food drive, which will allow for future food deliveries as the pandemic continues this fall.
Learn more about the NWFCU Foundation and its commitment to helping young people in the community.
About Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation
The NWFCU Foundation was established in 2004 to promote and manage Northwest Federal Credit Union’s philanthropic activities. The mission of NWFCU Foundation is to empower young people to achieve their goals by helping them learn, excel and celebrate life and by supporting their health, well-being and education. The NWFCU Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permissible by law for those who itemize deductions. For more information, visit www.nwfcufoundation.org.
About Northwest Federal Credit Union
Northwest Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution ranking among the largest credit unions in Virginia and in the top 60 credit unions in the nation. Established in 1947 and headquartered in Herndon, Va., Northwest Federal's Why is to serve and inspire to transform lives. The Credit Union currently serves more than 260,000 members and has assets in excess of $4 billion. For more information, visit www.nwfcu.org or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.