ARLINGTON, Texas–Texas Trust CU said it held an impromptu food drive to aid the Mission Arlington charity, and collected enough food to feed 1,100 people.
During the federal government shutdown in January, Mission Arlington was overwhelmed with more people than normal coming to its food pantry. That increase in demand reduced the pantry’s food supply, which led Texas Trust to spring into action, the credit union said.
Texas Trust distributed collection boxes at each of its Dallas-Fort Worth area branches and within a few days the boxes were overflowing with non-perishable food. The collection boxes were brought to Texas Trust’s headquarters where employees, including executives, Jim Minge and Pamela Stephens, loaded the food into one of Mission Arlington’s delivery trucks.
“Mission Arlington is a blessing to this community and we are grateful that they were there to help our neighbors during the government shutdown,” said Jim Minge, president and CEO of Texas Trust Credit Union. “Our members are great. Anytime we put out a call for assistance they rally to meet the need.”