Several members of the NuMark Credit Union team and their families recently joined with the Joliet Junior Women’s Club to help pack sweet potatoes at the Northern Illinois Food Bank’s new South Suburban Center in Joliet.
Together they packed 4,100 pounds of sweet potatoes, which will provide 3,416 meals for their hungry neighbors, according to a news release from the company.
“It was some tough work, but well worth it, knowing that people will be smiling when they see these sweet potatoes,” said Jesus Reyes, web and graphics coordinator for the credit union.
“This was a lot of fun,” Vice President of Marketing Kari Endres said. “We are now all experts in selecting sweet potatoes. This is a great way for local groups to spend time with each other and give back to the community.”
NuMark Credit Union has been supporting Northern Illinois Food Bank for the past two years. To date, through fundraising events and member and staff donations, NuMark Credit Union has donated $13,193 to the food bank. NuMark also has sponsored and volunteered at several mobile food truck events, bringing much-needed groceries to local areas in need.
Northern Illinois Food Bank is dedicated to solving hunger by providing nutritious meals to those in need in Boone, DuPage, DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Will and Winnebago counties, according to the release.
Northern Illinois Food Bank is a member of Feeding America. The food bank has a 4-star out of 4-star rating on Charity Navigator. To learn more about the Northern Illinois Food Bank, visit its website at solvehungertoday.org.