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Wildfire Launches a Community Focused Giveback

News Release Date: Oct 27, 2022

Saginaw, MI - Wildfire Credit Union is proud to announce a program that lends a helping hand.

This holiday season, Wildfire is doing something new and very special. Through a partnership with Hidden Harvest and several area food pantries, Wildfire will provide food bags loaded with shelf-stable food to families in need. Each bag will contain enough food items to feed a family for up to one week.

From November 1 – December 31, bags will be available for purchase for $10 at all Wildfire branch locations. Each branch is partnered with area food pantries who will take the sold bags and distribute them through their food pantries.  There will also be enough room in the bags to accommodate fresh items from the pantries.

Tim Benecke, CEO, commented: “Our marketing team brought this idea to one of our meetings, and we decided to run with it. We reached out to Hidden Harvest and brought the idea to reality. Wildfire has always been committed to our communities, and there is no better way to reflect that commitment than to give back to the communities in a way that provides a real benefit.” 

Through the partnership with Hidden Harvest, Wildfire was able to obtain the shelf-stable food. Wildfire employees volunteered and packed all 1,000 bags for families and an additional 150 bags for pets.

All proceeds from the bags sold will go to Hidden Harvest to further support their mission to alleviate hunger and reduce food waste in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

About Wildfire
Wildfire Credit Union, a member-owned financial cooperative, has a community charter. Membership is open for anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in the state of Michigan. 
The vision of Wildfire Credit Union is to build life-long relationships that benefit our members and communities, and to be the most trusted financial partner for our members. Like all financial institutions, we offer a full range of personal and business services to meet your immediate and future financial needs. What sets us apart from the rest of the other financial institutions is our member service.

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