Feeding the hungry

DOWNEY – More than 100 volunteers gathered at the Rio Hondo Event Center last week to help pack 27,000 meals to help fight hunger in Downey. The effort was coordinated by Downey Federal Credit Union, which led the endeavor as part of its annual meeting.

With 10 assembly lines, volunteers managed to package all 27,000 nutritious meals in just under two hours. All the food was donated to PTA HELPS and FoodHelp, a food bank ministry hosted by Downey First Christian Church.

“The success of this event has set the tone for future events like this in conjunction with our annual meeting,” said Ray Mesler, Downey Federal Credit Union’s president and CEO. “Since we are headquartered in and only serve Downey, it is very important for us to support this community. We have made it a mission to do our part to help wherever we can.

“Look for more events like this in the future.”



Published: May 8, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 04