Kids in metro Detroit are going hungry, and you can help. Just become a Facebook fan of Co-op Services Credit Union in June, and Co-op will donate $2 to Forgotten Harvest. The $2 donation can provide 10 meals to people who need it.
The statistics of hunger are staggering. According to the 2008 U.S. Census Bureau, one in five children in the Detroit tri-county area live in poverty. In 2009, one in four households with children in Michigan lacked enough money to buy food the family needed, as reported by the Food Research and Action Center “Food Hardship” study.
“Co-op Services Credit Union is pleased to partner with Forgotten Harvest to help feed the hungry right here in our own communities,” said Lisa Fawcett, marketing director for Co-op Services. “It’s difficult to think that children in our own neighborhoods, who should be enjoying their summer vacations, may be preoccupied with hunger. These children, who relied on their school for a nutritious meal during the school year, are now left wondering where their next meal will come from. We want to help.”
During the month of June, everyone is encouraged to visit the Co-op Services Credit Union’s Facebook page at http://facebook.com/coopservices to become a fan. With a click of the mouse, each fan is providing 10 meals through a $2 donation made on their behalf. In addition, all eight Co-op Services Credit Union branches are collecting donations for Forgotten Harvest throughout the month.
“Facebook is a great way to support our local community and spread the word about the endless work of community organizations such as Forgotten Harvest,” added Fawcett. “We are happy to support this important charity and the people that they help everyday.”
About Co-op Services Credit Union
Headquartered in Livonia, Co-op Services Credit Union has more than 52,000 members and maintains eight full-service branch offices in the Detroit metro area, including one branch on Michigan Avenue in Dearborn, Michigan. Members also have access to more than 3,000 shared branches and 28,000 ATMs nationwide. For more information about Co-op Services, visit the credit union web site at www.cscu.org or call 800.321.8570.