Langley Collects 2,024 Pounds of Food for Virginia Peninsula Foodbank’s COVID-19 Relief
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – (April 3, 2020) – Langley Federal Credit Union employees acted quickly to help the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank respond to an influx of requests for food and services, raising more than 2,100 items valued at $7,000 in less than one week.
On March 26, Langley For Families Foundation started an internal, virtual food drive through YouGiveGoods.com, which allows people to make monetary donations to purchase food supplies for the Foodbank. In the first four hours of the drive, employees donated more than 1,300 items totaling just over $4,000. It took less than a week to reach their goal of 2,000 items.
“We knew we wanted to help meet the need, but we couldn’t host a food drive in our branches because of safety concerns for our members and employees,” said Langley For Families Foundation Director Laurel Ramey. “This virtual option was an easy, accessible way for our employees to step up, and we’re so proud that they did just that.”
The food will be delivered by YouGiveGoods.com within five days. Individuals and businesses can host their own drives through the same website.
Langley Federal Credit Union has a long history of community involvement and charitable giving dating back to the founding of the credit union in the 1930’s. With a commitment to making a difference in the communities it serves, Langley for Families Foundation was launched in 2014 to support causes and charities benefiting children and families.