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The Food Basket Receives Over $23,000 from HCFCU’s Market Days

Posted in January 2017

HCFCU-and-FoodBasketThrough the heart-felt efforts of the Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) staff, and the generosity of HCFCU members and local small businesses, more than $23,000 was raised and donated to The Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s Food Bank, during HCFCU’s annual “Market Days” events.

Held annually in October at all HCFCU branches, Market Days invites businesses to sell baked goods, food, clothing, jewelry and home products, donate produce to sell, and provide valuable items for silent auctions. Additionally, HCFCU employees held work lunch fundraisers and sold ribbons to raise additional monies for The Food Basket. All event proceeds were donated to The Food Basket.

David Miyashita, HCFCU’s marketing coordinator, spearheaded the events, which included leading branch and department team captains, supervising the various vendors and activities, and keeping HCFCU’s mission of feeding Hawai‘i County’s hungry a top priority.

“I am extremely proud of David and the entire HCFCU staff,” said Tricia Buskirk, credit union president and CEO. “Our annual Market Days are successful because our employees are committed to supporting The Food Basket. Our members, businesses and community have huge hearts and are always there to support our families in need.”

The employees of HCFCU collectively nominate and vote on a “Triennial Social Responsibility Partner” to which they focus their Market Day fundraising for three years, making a true difference for the organization. With their enthusiastic dedication to that one organization during that time, the organization experiences additional supportive hearts and hands, which in turn helps make a true impact for many on Hawai‘i Island.

This is HCFCU’s second of three years supporting The Food Basket and last year’s Market Days event generated a $20,000 donation. Answering the need for critically needed services, The Food Basket just opened a new Kona facility located within the Ulu Wini Housing Project. Contact info@hawaiifoodbasket.org to learn more about supporting The Food Basket.

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit credit union owned by over 40,000 member/owners with branches in Honoka‘a, Kailua-Kona, Kaloko, Kealakekua and Kohala. In addition to complete checking and savings services, the credit union offers credit cards, auto, mortgage, construction, small business, educational and personal loans; online and mobile banking; investment services and youth programs; and supports numerous Hawai‘i Island programs and events. Membership in Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is open to all Hawaii Island residents.

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  • Posted in: January 2017