One of the pillars of the Credit Union movement is People Helping People. Credit Union of Georgia wanted to share this philosophy by giving back to their community, local restaurants and lifting the spirits of their essential employees. Back in April, Credit Union of Georgia began catering lunches from local restaurants every Friday for their staff to boost their spirits and show their appreciation for all of their hard work during such difficult and uncertain times. By providing weekly lunches and treats the Credit Union has given over $36,000 to support local restaurants in 2020.
The Credit Union did not start out knowing the catered lunches would become a weekly occurrence for the entire year. After working with the first restaurant the Credit Union saw an opportunity to support their community as the food industry was taking a major hit from COVID-19. Throughout 2020 the Credit Union worked with nearly 20 local restaurants and continues to partner with more.
“We understand our community needs us more than ever. As a Credit Union we are here to not only support our members, but our entire community. We have loved working with local restaurants to provide delicious meals to thank our employees for their hard work throughout these challenging times,” said Brian Albrecht, President/CEO.
One of the restaurants the Credit Union has partnered with multiple times this year is Guthrie’s Chicken. With multiple locations in Metro Atlanta, Guthrie’s Chicken owner Ronnie Boyles mentioned the impact COVID-19 has had on their business as well as other’s. The restaurant has seen a dramatic drop in dine-in guests, but they are grateful to have a drive-thru option open to continue to serve customers. Guthrie’s Chicken has also had to make major changes in the dynamics of service and operations as well as continue to evolve their practices to go above and beyond to adhere to the CDC guidelines. “The relationship with the Credit Union of Georgia has been outstanding and a blessing for us. We are very thankful for the partnership,” said Boyles.
To learn more how you can give back to your Community with Credit Union of Georgia follow along on social media and www.CUofGA.org for their latest fundraising efforts.
About Credit Union of Georgia
Credit Union of Georgia has been a part of the Northwest Georgia Community since 1960 and serves those who live and work in Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, Gilmer, Fulton, Paulding and Pickens Counties. Credit Union of Georgia is a state-chartered credit union organized under the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance, and its deposit accounts are federally insured through the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund. As a not-for-profit financial institution, Credit Union of Georgia is uniquely different in that any money earned by the Credit Union is returned to its members/owners in the form of competitive dividends and lower lending interest rates.
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