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Meritrust Inviting Members and Employees to Numana Food-Packaging Event to Fight World Hunger

Saturday, September 21, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Susan Dyer
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CONTACT: Jamie Taulbee                                                       
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WICHITA, KAN. — Meritrust is inviting members and employees to be a part of its Numana food-packaging event on Saturday, October 12. The meal assembly will take place from 2 to 4 p.m.

At this event, volunteer teams will work together to measure, weigh, seal, box and prepare for shipment meals to fight world hunger. Numana is an international hunger relief organization that has packaged more than 27 million meals from coast to coast with the help of more than 170,000 volunteers. This local organization started in El Dorado, Kan., in 2008.

Meritrust’s food-packaging event will be held in conjunction with International Credit Union Day (October 17), the Credit Union National Association’s celebration of credit unions and their ability to improve the communities in which they are located. This year’s theme – Credit Unions Unite for Good – helps leverage the credit union initiative of working together to better the lives of individuals, families, communities and countries around the world.

"As a credit union, community is of the highest importance to us,” said James Nastars, Meritrust President and CEO. "We are grateful for this opportunity to collaborate with our coworkers, friends and members for such a deserving organization. It really is our goal to unite for good.”

About the Food-Packaging Event
  • Meritrust Credit Union is hosting a Numana food-packaging event on Saturday, October 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. The event will be held at the credit union’s administrative offices in Wichita.

  • Employees and Meritrust members are invited to volunteer to help assemble the 20,000 meals. Meals consist of rice, soy protein, freeze-dried pinto beans and a blend of vitamins and minerals targeted to help the immune system of malnourished people.  

  • The Meritrust event’s Numana food packages will be designated for an orphanage in northern South Africa called the Tabitha Ministries. Hundreds of starving children will benefit from the meals.  

  • Meritrust members who would like to sign up to volunteer should contact Shelley.Downs@meritrustcu.org.  

About Meritrust:
Meritrust Credit Union is the leading and largest Kansas-chartered community credit union with 78,500 members and $894 million in assets. Meritrust is open to the public with 14 branches in metro-Wichita, Junction City and Lawrence, Kansas. In 2012, Meritrust was ranked third in the nation in the Callahan & Associates Return of the Member Index and was recognized by SNL Financial as one of the top 20 best performing credit unions in the nation, among credit unions with total assets of more than $500 million. For more information, visit meritrustcu.org.