On Thursday, 16 credit union representatives from Quest Credit Union, Frontier Community Credit Union, Educational Credit Union and Kansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Credit Union boxed 8,000+ pounds of bread for distribution at Harvesters - The Community Food Network in Topeka.
The day was part of the CUnext Day of Service activities that illustrate that credit unions are a vital part of each and every community.
Day of Service events are coordinated and hosted by the CUnext Young Professionals Council, but any credit union staff member is welcome to participate. This is the second Day of Service event; the first Day of Service was held last August in Wichita and Topeka.
Amy Spencer, Operations Specialist at Quest Credit Union and part of the CUnext leadership committee, organized the Topeka event.
“The CUnext Council had such a great time at last year’s event, we decided to partner with Harvesters Community Food Network again this year,” she said. “While CUnexters live the “people helping people” philosophy inside their credit unions, this is a way to illustrate it outside the industry, in our own community.”
The group spent all morning at Harvesters, which included a presentation about the organization and a tour of the facilities.