Alita Mahan, Homer branch manager of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, presents a check for $800 to Diana Jeska of the Homer Community Food Pantry. Alaska USA Federal Credit Union members raised more than $66,000 for the annual Cash for Cans food drive across Alaska, California and Washington.

Alita Mahan, Homer branch manager of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, presents a check for $800 to Diana Jeska of the Homer Community Food Pantry. Alaska USA Federal Credit Union members raised more than $66,000 for the annual Cash for Cans food drive across Alaska, California and Washington.

Alaska USA members raise $66,000 in food drive

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union members contributed more than $66,000 to support their community food banks during the annual Cash for Cans food drive. 

The credit union and the Alaska USA Foundation teamed up for the annual Cash for Cans fundraiser, collecting cash donations at Alaska USA branches in three states. 

Alaska branches collected $48,100, which will benefit Food Bank of Alaska in Anchorage, Bethel Lions Club, Fairbanks Food Bank, Palmer Food Bank, Food Pantry of Wasilla, Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, Kodiak Island Food Bank, Homer Community Food Pantry, Southeast Alaska Food Bank in Juneau and the Salvation Army in Ketchikan.

“The Cash for Cans drive makes it easy for members to donate when they come into a branch,” said Janell Adams, Senior Vice President, Branch Administration. “We’re proud that members stepped up again this year and exceeded last year’s amount by 37 percent. With this year’s total funds, the food banks can provide more than 300,000 pounds of food to families in need.”

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union operates 69 branches throughout Alaska, Arizona, California, and Washington.

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