Financial Resources Federal Credit Union’s Food Drive Benefits Four Food Pantries

Posted on January 30, 2012 By

In 2010, nearly 49 million Americans, or 32.6 million adults and 16.2 million children were not sure where their next meal was coming from.  Right now, millions of Americans are struggling with hunger. These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days.  They are unable to consistently get nutritious and adequate amounts of food to maintain a healthy life. (USDA. Coleman-Jensen, A., Nord, M., Andrews, M., & Carlson, S. Household Food Security in the United States in 2010.)

To help people in several local communities, employees of Financial Resources Federal Credit Union (FCU), with headquarters in Bridgewater, N.J., held its third annual food drive during December to support four local food banks: the Franklin Township Food Bank, the Food Bank Network of Somerset County, the Flemington Area Food Pantry, and the Hillsborough Food Pantry.

Financial Resources FCU employees separated and packaged the food; and at the end of the drive, each branch delivered the food to their local food bank.

Lena Matthews, CEO of Financial Resources FCU, says, “Financial Resources is committed to supporting our local food banks particularly in the current economy when many people are struggling financially and the need for help is greater than ever. A top priority for us is giving back to our communities.”

For more information, contact Daniel Gontcharenko, Director of Marketing, at 908-253-6431 or visit

About Financial Resources Federal Credit Union

Financial Resources Federal Credit Union is a federally chartered credit union that offers a variety of financial products and services to its members, and business services for its member companies, organizations, and the communities of Flemington, N.J, and the greater New Brunswick/Somerset, N.J. area.  Financial Resources is regulated by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), and savings are federally insured to at least $250,000. Headquartered in Bridgewater, N.J., Financial Resources has almost 25,000 members and total assets of over $400 million.  Visit for more information.