Herndon, Va. (February 14, 2022) – Employees at Northwest Federal Credit Union held a friendly “Souper Bowl” competition in an effort to increase donations to Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation’s Food for Kids Drive.
Northwest employees donated 12,640 food items as part of the “Souper Bowl” competition with each donation counted as a vote for the Bengals or the Rams. The winning Northwest team (donating the most items of food per person) was the Loan Servicing Department with an average of 155 donations per person. The overall winning football team was the Bengals.
“It was so inspiring to see the staff rally around this important cause,” said President and CEO of Northwest Federal, Jeff Bentley. “The Foundation’s annual Food for Kids Drive helps kids and families all across our community and our employees wanted to be an active part of that effort.”
The NWFCU Foundation Food for Kids Drive is held in partnership with Giant Food. Food items are collected at select Giant grocery stores and at all Northwest branches. Northwest members have also donated to the drive through NWFCU Foundation’s Food for Kids Amazon Wish List.
“It’s so amazing to see those donations coming through our Amazon Wish List every day,” said NWFCU Foundation Program/Fundraising Coordinator, Karen Foust. “Our members and our community have been really stepping up to provide donations and now the Northwest staff has really stepped up as well through this competition.”
Contributions from the Food for Kids Drive are distributed to children and families in coordination with area schools. Donations will continue to be accepted in Northwest branches through March 31.
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 the 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.