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First Financial FCU Bags 26,500 Pounds of Potatoes for Families in Need

Tue, Oct 31, 2017

On October 9, 2017 more than 55 First Financial employees and family members joined forces with First Fruit Farms in northern Baltimore County to sort and bag produce for the less fortunate. Together with the Fresh Fruit Farm staff, FFFCU employees were able to bag over 26,500 pounds of potatoes.  This collaborative effort was for the benefit of West Virginia and Western Maryland food banks. This was a sizable improvement from the 20,000 pounds harvested at last year’s First Financial efforts.

“It is a rare opportunity to be able to take part in a tangible contribution to the less fortunate of our community and we are honored to be a part of First Fruit Farms insurmountable efforts.” stated Eric Church, President and CEO of First Financial.

First Fruit Farms, which is devoted to growing food for the needy, has been in operation for more than 10 years and this is FFFCU’s second year volunteering in their efforts. First Financial plans to continue this volunteer effort annually.

Judy Pika, VP, Chief Human Resources Officer at FFFCU and event organizer explained, “As a local credit union, our connections to the community we serve are deep and meaningful. At First Financial Federal Credit Union, we not only work to support the financial needs of our members but to assist the community as a whole.”