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Hunger Heroes from CFE Federal Credit Union and Seminole State College Team Up to Pack 10,000 Meals


Lake Mary, Fla. (December 11, 2017) – On a chilly Saturday morning, volunteers from CFE Federal Credit Union and Seminole State College of Florida joined forces at Feeding Children Everywhere in Longwood. With more than 50 volunteers on hand, the team packaged 10,080 jambalaya casserole meals. These meals will be donated to Seminole County Hurricane Relief, serving those families who relocated to Seminole County from Puerto Rico.

“After the devastation of Hurricane Maria, CFE wanted to find a meaningful way to give back,” said Katie Thomason, Vice President of Development. “With so many families relocating to Central Florida, we knew that there was a need right here in our own backyard.”

CFE is no stranger to Feeding Children Everywhere. Since 2013, credit union employees and their families have volunteered at a variety of Hunger Project events in Central Florida. This year, however, CFE employees rallied alongside community partners from Seminole State College to facilitate their first official CFE Hunger Project at the Feeding Children Everywhere facility in Longwood.

“During this season of giving, it was important for us to serve our families in need,” said Valerie Moses, Senior Development Specialist. “CFE believes in the credit union philosophy of people helping people, and through our Hunger Project, we hope to make a difference for our newest community members during this transition in their lives.”

In the future, CFE plans to serve the community through additional Hunger Projects with Feeding Children Everywhere.

About CFE Federal Credit Union:

Founded in 1937 by 23 educators, CFE Federal Credit Union serves more than 150,000 members. With more than $1.74 billion in total assets, CFE offers its members an array of financial products and services at 22 full-service branches, six high school branches, and more than 40 ATMs. Anyone who lives, works, worships, volunteers, or attends school in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, and Lake Counties may become a member. Qualified businesses and other entities may join as well.

CFE Federal Credit Union has earned countless awards and recognitions, including NAFCU’s Federal Credit Union of the Year, the League of Southeastern Credit Unions’ Credit Union of the Year, the Florida Education Commissioners Business Award, the UCF President’s Partnership Award, Onyx Magazine’s Cultural Diversity Award, the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award, and the Louise Herring CU Philosophy in Action Award.

CFE is the Official Financial Institution of the UCF Knights and owns the naming rights to the CFE Arena on the University of Central Florida campus. CFE is the Preferred Credit Union for Seminole State College. CFE ranked in the top twenty for mid-size companies (100 to 499 employees) in the Orlando Sentinel’s 2015 Top 100 Companies for Working Families. CFE was named Community Champion in 2014 and the Healthiest Workplace in 2016 by the Orlando Sentinel’s Top 100 Companies for Working Families.