Langley Federal Credit Union employees acted quickly to help the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank respond to an influx of requests for food and services, raising more than 2,100 items in less than one week.
On March 26, Langley For Families Foundation started an internal, virtual food drive through YouGiveGoods.com, which allows people to make monetary donations to purchase food supplies for the Foodbank. In the first four hours of the drive, employees donated more than 1,300 items totaling just over $4,000. It took less than a week to reach their goal of 2,000 items.
“We knew we wanted to help meet the need, but we couldn’t host a food drive in our branches because of safety concerns for our members and employees,” said Langley For Families Foundation Director Laurel Ramey. “This virtual option was an easy, accessible way for our employees to step up, and we’re so proud that they did just that.”
The food will be delivered by YouGiveGoods.com within five days. Individuals and businesses can host their own drives through the same website.
Langley Federal Credit Union has a long history of community involvement and charitable giving dating back to the founding of the credit union in the 1930's. With a commitment to making a difference in the communities it serves, Langley for Families Foundation was launched in 2014 to support causes and charities benefiting children and families.
Langley Federal Credit Union, founded in 1936, is a federally-chartered credit union, regulated and insured by the National Credit Union Administration. Langley Federal Credit Union serves more than 270,000 members and has more than $3 billion in assets, ranking the financial cooperative as one of the 100 largest credit unions in the country. Langley is a full service financial institution where everyone can save, borrow, and spend wisely. Located in Hampton Roads, Langley has 19 branches and more than 55,000 surcharge-free ATMs throughout the region. For more information, visit www.langleyfcu.org.