o Combat Food Insecurity in Local Communities
Oceanside, CA (October 2022) – Frontwave Credit Union recently donated $15,000 and nearly 2,500 pounds of food to three local food banks as a continuation of its 70th Anniversary Acts of Kindness campaign.
At its annual all-staff “Super Monday” event held Monday, October 10, 2022, Frontwave Credit Union called upon its employees to support local communities with a canned food drive and pledged to match donations dollar-per-pound. With over 260 employees in attendance, the credit union was able to raise nearly 2,500 pounds of food and exceeded its monetary match by donating $5,000 each to three Southern California food banks in its Membership area: North County Food Bank serving San Diego County, Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino (FARSB) serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, and FIND Food Bank serving the Coachella Valley Desert region.
“From October through January, we receive a major influx in inquiries from families struggling to put food on the table,” said Angela Jugon, Development Director of FARSB. “Donations like this from Frontwave Credit Union will help create over 35,000 meals for our Inland Empire community.”
“We wouldn’t be where we are today without the continued support of the communities we serve and we believe, through simple acts of kindness, we can enact positive change in our communities,” said Bill Birnie, President/CEO of Frontwave Credit Union. “Through these donations, we’re not only able to provide critical food assistance to families in need today, but also help provide basic necessities to help them thrive tomorrow.”
Follow @frontwavecu on social media for updates about their acts of kindness events and ongoing community engagement throughout Southern California. To learn more about Frontwave Credit Union, visit frontwavecu.com.
About Frontwave Credit Union — Frontwave Credit Union is a member-owned not-for-profit financial institution serving San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. Frontwave Credit Union provides a portfolio of financial products and services including checking and savings accounts, auto loans, mortgage loans, credit cards, home equity loans, and financial planning. Forged in 1952 as Camp Pendleton Federal Credit Union in Oceanside, California, Frontwave has grown from 8 civil service employee members and $40 in assets to over 122,000 members and $1.3 billion in assets. Frontwave Credit Union has been named San Diego’s Best Credit Union three years running, has been honored with the Department of the Navy’s Distinguished Credit Union of the Year Award six times in the last eight years, and is continuously recognized as a best place to work. Frontwave is a nine-time recipient of the Peter Barron Stark Award for Workplace Excellence, most recently in 2021. To learn more, visit frontwavecu.com.