Food drive a success

DOWNEY - Downey Federal Credit Union has completed a fall food drive benefiting needy families in Downey.Three large bins were "filled to the brim" with food canned vegetables and fruit, peanut butter, tuna fish, canned meat, juice and non-cook items. In addition to food, the credit union also collected $150 in monetary donations. "We are truly grateful to Downey Federal Credit Union and other supporters of our organization," said Stacy Brabant, director of Downey PTA HELPS, which will distribute the donations. "Your assistance benefits families in Downey who are unable to provide for their own." In addition to the food collected for PTA HELPS, the credit union distributed six large bags of Thanksgiving food, each with a $25 gift certificate, to local families from the credit union's adopt-a-schools. These families were not associated with PTA HELPS.

********** Published: November 27, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 32