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Freedom Credit Union accepting donations for The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.Freedom Credit Unionis collecting cash donations at its 11 branches throughout the region to benefit The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, which leads the fight against food insecurity throughout Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire counties. They are accepting donations through Saturday, July 31.


“Food insecurity is more prevalent than you might expect,” said Freedom Credit Union President Glenn Welch. “More than 100,000 people across the region’s four counties are in need of support, especially as we all continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. As an institution, we are proud to raise awareness and funds to help the food bank provide for those in need.”


Since 1982, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts has helped provide much needed food to area residents. They source their products from donations and then supply it to participating pantries, meal sites and shelters throughout the region. Their work allows individuals, families, seniors, children, veterans and people with disabilities to lead healthy and meaningful lives.


Based on the donations received in their previous fiscal year, the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts was able to provide the equivalent of 12.3 million meals, a significant increase over previous years.


“You don’t need to donate a lot to make a difference—any amount helps to make a significant impact in ensuring that your neighbors have enough to eat,” added Welch. “A $1 donation to the food bank can actually provide up to four meals for those in need. We can all work together to create a hunger-free western Massachusetts.”


Throughout the months of June and July, Freedom Credit Union employees and members, as well as the community at large, are invited to make monetary donations in support of this cause at any Freedom branch. All funds collected during this time will directly benefit The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.


About Freedom Credit Union

Originally chartered in 1922 as the Western Massachusetts Telephone Workers Credit Union and renamed in 2004, Freedom Credit Union is an 11-branch, full-service financial institution. Today, membership is available to anyone who lives, works or attends school in Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin or Berkshire counties in Massachusetts, and Hartford or Tolland counties in Connecticut. Offering a complete range of banking services and loan products, Freedom Credit Union has conveniently located Massachusetts branches in Chicopee, Easthampton, Feeding Hills, Greenfield, Ludlow, Northampton, Turners Falls, West Springfield and three in Springfield, including the Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy branch. For more information, visit   


Freedom Credit Union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). Shares and deposits in excess of NCUA limits are fully insured by the Massachusetts Credit Union Share Insurance Corporation (MSIC). Equal housing lender. NMLS #478769.