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CCCU collects most for NL Food Pantry’s Thanksgiving in July event

Deyanira Rivera, Adam McAfee, Judy Bornkessel, Tina DuBois, Melissa Tjebkes, Stacy Zimmerman, and Ashley Glaw were in attendance for the presentation of the Traveling Turkey Trophy. (submitted photo)

NORTH LIBERTY– Collins Community Credit Union has won the privilege of displaying the North Liberty Community Pantry Traveling Turkey trophy for the next year. Area financial institutions championed the Thanksgiving in July food drive and collected donations of food and funds the entire month of July competing for the coveted Traveling Turkey trophy complete with bragging rights.
The 2015 food drive raised the equivalent of approximately 18,600 pounds of food, more than doubling the totals from last year. Collins Community Credit Union celebrated Thanksgiving in July by inviting their employees to pay to participate in a “Jeans Day” and a “Walking Taco Day” raising the equivalent of 4,267 pounds of food.
“At the core of the credit union movement lies the ‘people helping people’ philosophy which we work hard to demonstrate each and every day,” said Melissa Tjebkes, North Liberty Branch Manager. “We are thrilled that we had the opportunity to make such a large impact in our community.”
The mission of the North Liberty Community Pantry is to engage our community in feeding and clothing its neighbors. To learn more about the North Liberty Community Pantry or to donate to the food pantry, check out its website: www.northlibertycommunitypantry.org.