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America’s Second Harvest Of The Big Bend Receives $10K Donation

By: Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union Email
By: Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union Email

News Release: Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union

TALLAHASSEE, FLA (December 19, 2013) – For the second year, Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union made a $10,000 donation to America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend. America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend Executive Director, Rich English, accepted the check from Gulf Winds President and CEO, Chris Rutledge, along with Gulf Winds board members.

“We are feeding more people now than in previous years and this donation will help to feed our area hungry during a tough time of year,” said English. “Recent budget cuts have increased and the need for food and Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union is doing their part to support the community.”

"Gulf Winds is pleased with the positive impact America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend has on our community,” said Rutledge. “Gulf Winds is honored to be in a place where we can help organizations fulfil their mission of feeding the hungry, educating and engaging the community in the fight against hunger.”

For more information on how to donate to America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend, visit fightinghunger.org. For more information on Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union, visit GoGulfWinds.com.

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About America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend
America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend is the food bank that distributes over 5.5 million pounds of food every year, equaling 4.5 million meals, for those in need. The defined service area includes the 11 counties of the Big Bend, including Leon, Jefferson, Taylor, Wakulla, Gadsden, Jackson, Liberty, Madison, Calhoun, Franklin and Gulf Counties. America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bends delivers to partner agencies in each county to ensure they have the food needed to distribute and serve their clients. One in six Americans experience hunger on a regular basis. Every month in the Big Bend, more than 33,000 people are given food, one-third of whom are children, and 11 percent are seniors. For more information, visit www.fightinghunger.org.

About Gulf Winds
Gulf Winds is a community financial institution serving members who live, work, worship and attend school in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla or Jefferson Counties, Fla. and Escambia County, Ala. Gulf Winds serves more than 50,000 members and has branch locations in Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, Milton, Tallahassee, Crawfordville, Atmore, Ala., and Brewton, Ala. and additional information can be found on GoGulfWinds.com.


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