TAMPA, Fla. (April 13, 2020) – Suncoast Credit Union will contribute 500,000 meals to Feeding Tampa Bay. The donation will be matched by the Rays Baseball Foundation and Rowdies Soccer Fund, for a total of 1 million meals to be offered to those affected by the current COVID-19 crisis.
This donation will help Feeding Tampa Bay to fill the gaps in household meals created by the COVID-19 crisis. This includes children who are out of school with little to no access to school meals or after-school meals, seniors and others who are at greatest risk and cannot safely secure their food needs and families who are experiencing higher expenses and unemployment or lower wages who would not normally need food services.
“Food and shelter are basic human needs and we want to do what we can to support those affected by COVID-19. This initiative of Feeding Tampa Bay demonstrates how we can harness the best in all of us, even in the hardest of times,” said Suncoast Credit Union’s President & CEO Kevin Johnson. “We have to address these serious needs with a sense of urgency and we are grateful we can help.”
In 2019, the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation donated more than $4 million to communities throughout Florida with a lifetime giving of $29 million since the Foundation’s inception in 1990.
Along with this donation to Feeding Tampa Bay, Suncoast Credit Union is offering a variety of services to best serve their 884,000 members financial needs during these challenging times. The special services include: waived fees at non-Suncoast ATMs, CD early withdrawal, credit card skip-a-payment, emergency lifeline loans, and more.
About Suncoast Credit Union
Suncoast Credit Union is the largest credit union in the state of Florida, the ninth largest in the United States based on membership, and the 10th largest in the United States based on its more than $10 billion in assets. Chartered in 1934 as Hillsborough County Teachers Credit Union, Suncoast Credit Union currently operates 71 full-service branches and serves more than 884,000 members in the following Florida counties: Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, DeSoto, Dixie, Gilchrist, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota and Sumter. Additionally, Suncoast has secured regulator permission for expansion into 17 additional counties throughout the state of Florida. Since its founding in 1990, the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation has raised and donated more than $29 million to organizations and initiatives that support the health, education and emotional well-being of children in the communities that the credit union serves. For more information, visit: suncoastcreditunion.com or follow us on social media at: Facebook.com/SuncoastCreditUnion, Linkedin.com/company/suncoastcreditunion, Twitter.com/SuncoastCU or Instagram.com/SuncoastCreditUnion.