TruMark Financial Credit Union launched its Concern for Community initiative in order to help make a difference as the COVID-19 pandemic impacts the country, causing many nonprofits to be stretched thin and in need of resources.
Food insecurity across the country has risen significantly since the pandemic laid off 14 million workers in the United States from February to May, according to the Pew Research Center. Pantries have been struggling to keep the shelves replenished with nutritious staples. To help combat food insecurity, TruMark Financial is donating $2,500 per month to Philabundance for a total of $30,000 in 2021.
In addition to the Philabundance donation, smaller monthly initiatives are also scheduled throughout the year. Each month, the credit union will select different organizations to receive resources needed for their clients. Resources range from socks, hats, mittens and backpacks, to cleaning supplies for people transitioning into their own homes.
In January, to kick off the program, the credit union donated a total of 100 blankets to shelters in the five-county area. Family Service Association of Bucks County was among the recipients.
Additionally, TruMark Financial runs a financial literacy program, in which employees conduct workshops on topics such as saving, budgeting, credit and investing at local schools and community organizations. It also runs a TruCommunity program, where employees receive eight hours of paid time off to allow them to volunteer at a nonprofit of their choice.
Visit trumarkonline.org or call 1-877-TRUMARK for more information.