SOURCE: Service Credit Union

November 21, 2007 17:54 ET

Service Credit Union Collects 1,300 lbs of Food for Food Bank Plus Makes $30,000.00 Donation

PORTSMOUTH, NH--(Marketwire - November 21, 2007) - Service Credit Union held a food drive across all 12 New Hampshire branch locations between November 1-16 and presented the total donations today at the New Hampshire Food Bank. More than 1,300 pounds of food was contributed, almost double the amount from the credit union's food drive the previous year. Mr. Gordon Simmons, President/CEO of Service Credit Union, presented the check for $30,000.00 to NH Food Bank Director Melanie Gosselin following the weigh-in.

"We are truly blessed by the generosity of Service Credit Union," said Melanie Gosselin, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Food Bank. "This gift will help us replenish our shelves and help get good nutritious foods to folks in need. This is just another example of Service Credit Union's commitment to help the community."

"Service Credit Union has been serving New Hampshire for 50 years and we were eager to roll up our sleeves and support the community during this severe food shortage," said Gordon Simmons, President/CEO of the Portsmouth-based credit union. "We provided multiple locations across the state for drop-offs and we added a link to our website to purchase and send food items directly to the NH Food Bank."

"There are more than 95,000 people in our state that are at or below the poverty level and do not have the ability to provide food for their loved ones or themselves. 28,000 of these people are children. I would like to challenge other business leaders in the state to step up and help," said Gordon Simmons, President/CEO of Service Credit Union.

Service Credit Union is a full service financial institution, offering a wide range of financial products to its members. With 28 branch locations, a staffed 24/7 contact center, and full internet banking services, Service Credit Union serves anyone who lives or works in New Hampshire (excluding Coos County), 4 towns in Cape Cod, MA, and all branches of the U.S. Military and Department of Defense employees and their families. With over $1 billion in assets, Service Credit Union has 12 branches in New Hampshire, one in Massachusetts, and 15 branches in Germany.

Contact Information

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    Karen Benedetti

    Service Credit Union
    2010 Lafayette Rd.
    Portsmouth, NH 03801