PenFed Credit Union donates over $11,000 to Banco de Alimentos de Puerto Rico | State


TYSONS, Virginia, December 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Recently, members of the team at PenFed Credit Union San Patricio Financial Center in Guaynabo, Porto Rico make a donation $11,000 in support of food bank Porto Rico (the Food Bank of Porto Rico) Happy Backpack Program to distribute backpacks with meals to schoolchildren who need them. Team members also volunteered to personally deliver these backpacks to students at an event on November 7.

“We are proud to support Banco de Alimentos’ mission and will continue to serve the communities where we live and work,” said PenFed’s executive vice president of operations. Jamie Gayton.

the Mochila Alegre Program (Happy Backpack) through the food bank Porto Rico provides backpacks full of nutritious food to children aged 3 to 12 who depend on the school canteen for their daily meals. This program provides these children with a backpack full of food for the weekend.

“We are grateful to PedFed Credit Union for their volunteers and generous donation which will provide 20 children with the food they need for the next 52 weeks and allow them to return to school ready to learn on Monday,” said said the Food Bank president Denise Santos.

PenFed currently serves members in Puerto Rico with financial centers in San Juan, Hatillo, Ponce and on U.S. Army Garrison Fort Buchanan. PenFed has been present on the island for 15 years. Since the devastation of Hurricane Maria in 2017, PenFed has invested more than $8 million open new facilities and provide career opportunities in Porto Rico in support of our promise to help rebuild the local economy.

About PenFed Credit Union

Founded in 1935, the Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) is the second largest U.S. federal credit union, serving 2.5 million members worldwide with $31 billion in assets. PenFed Credit Union offers certificates, checks, credit cards, personal loans, mortgages, car loans, student loans and a wide range of other market-leading financial services, always keeping in mind mind the interests of the members. PenFed Credit Union is federally insured by the NCUA and is a housing equality lender. To learn more about PenFed Credit Union, visit PenFed.orglike us on Facebook and follow us @PenFed on Twitter. Interested in working for PenFed? Consult us on LinkedIn. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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