FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Airlines Federal Credit Union proudly presented the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) with a $3,790 donation collected during the Credit Union's weeklong virtual canned food drive.
In early December, Credit Union employees participated in a special Dress Down Days fundraiser, contributing $5 a day or $20 for the entire week in exchange for being able to wear jeans and sneakers to work.
The drive was part of the North Texas Food Bank's "Close the Gap on Hunger in North Texas" campaign. Close the Gap is the NTFB's three-year initiative to unite the community and narrow the food gap by providing access to 50 million meals annually.
"Virtual canned food drives eliminate the hidden costs associated with a regular canned food drive," says Karla Bechavez, Development Director at the NTFB. "It also provides much more assistance to North Texans by leveraging donations to provide four meals for every dollar raised. Giving has never been easier." The Credit Union's donation equates to 15,156 meals for North Texans.
"The NTFB provides a great service and support to our community," said Pedro Noda, the fundraiser's director and eMarketing Manager at AA Credit Union. "We're happy that we can continue to help their efforts to 'Close the Gap on Hunger' and make this donation on behalf of the employees of AA Credit Union."
About American Airlines Federal Credit Union
Founded in 1936, AA Credit Union now serves the present and retired employees of American Airlines, their family members and people who work in the air transportation industry. In its 75th year, AA Credit Union has more than 231,000 members nationwide and assets in excess of $5.9 billion. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, AA Credit Union is committed first and foremost to enriching its member-owners' financial well-being through their participation in the products and services of the Credit Union. For more information, please visit www.AACreditUnion.org.
About the North Texas Food Bank
The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a nonprofit social benefit organization that distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of 300 Member Agencies and 1,000 feeding and education programs in 13 North Texas counties. NTFB supports the nutritional needs of children, families and seniors through research, education, advocacy and strategic partnerships. In fiscal year 2011, NTFB provided access to nearly 33 million nutritious meals. Founded in 1982, NTFB is a member of Feeding America (feedingamerica.org).
AA Credit Union is a registered trademark of American Airlines, Inc.
This credit union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration.
SOURCE American Airlines Federal Credit Union