Harrisburg, PA (January 4, 2019) - Pennsylvania's largest credit union, PSECU, is proud to once again sponsor the annual Fill a Glass with Hope® initiative, a collaboration between Feeding Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Dairymen's Association, the American Dairy Association North East, agriculture partners, and business leaders that provides eight glasses of fresh milk to families in need for each $1 donation received. By contributing $5,000 to the cause, PSECU will provide up to 40,000 servings of milk to those experiencing hunger in local communities.
"Supporting the needs of Pennsylvanians is important to us at PSECU, and we believe that goes beyond providing the high-quality banking products and services that our members have grown to know and trust," explained PSECU President Greg Smith. "The Fill a Glass with Hope initiative helps address a major issue in our community - food insecurity - and we are honored to come together with partner organizations to make a difference. We're fighting hunger together."
The 2019 Fill a Glass with Hope initiative will launch today, January 4, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. For the duration of the 2019 Farm Show, donations will be accepted at the PA Dairymen's Association booth in the Giant Expo Hall Food Court. For each $1 donation received, the initiative will provide eight glasses of milk to families in need. The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, which PSECU also supports financially, is a direct beneficiary of the funds raised through this initiative, deploying the resources throughout its 27-county service area.
"On behalf of the Pennsylvania Dairymen's Association, we are thrilled to have PSECU partner in a program which helps provide fresh milk to children and families throughout the Feeding Pennsylvania food bank network," said David Smith, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Dairymen's Association. "This program helps close the nutritional gap of our food-challenged neighbors! With the help of PSECU members and others, we can make significant progress in providing milk to children and families in need."
To help members and non-members alike make it to the Pennsylvania Farm Show - and hopefully participate in the Fill a Glass with Hope campaign - PSECU will once again be offering free weekday lunchtime shuttle services to and from the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center throughout the Harrisburg area. A complete schedule, including stops serviced, is available at psecu.com/farmshow.
"You don't need to worry about a ticket, either - just hop on and ride," added Smith. "Everyone is invited to join us!"