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Financial Center Collecting Canned Goods for 'Pack the Pantries'

November 06, 2015


DATE: 11/06/2015

CONTACT: Dusty Simmons

Financial Center Collecting Canned Goods for ‘Pack the Pantries’

Indianapolis, IN. – Financial Center First Credit Union is proud to be participating in Fox 59’s Pack the Pantries canned food drive this holiday season. The Credit Union is collecting canned food at its eight Indianapolis-area locations now through December 12.

At the center of Financial Center’s ‘people helping people’ mission is the credit union’s commitment to feeding the hungry in the communities it serves. The locally-owned credit union has been a major supporter of the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry for the past eight years donating numerous volunteer hours and over $60,000. Since 2013, Financial Center expanded its association with local pantries to include The Cupboard of Lawrence Township, Meals on Wheels, and The Sharing Place Food Pantry.

Pack the Pantries was organized by Fox 59 and the Mayor’s Office of the Front Porch Alliance and Gleaner’s Food Bank. All canned goods collected during the donation period will be donated to Gleaner’s Food Bank, which serves as a distribution center for several of the local food banks.

Last year, the food drive collected 26,000 pounds of food and over $21,500 in monetary donations.

Those wishing to make a canned food donation can do so at any Financial Center branch as well as City Barbeque, Grifols Plasma Donation Center, Prime Car Wash or TCC Verizon Wireless locations.

Financial Center Donation Sites:
Castleton: 8245 Allisonville Road Downtown: 610 Drover Street
Geist: 11715 Fox Road Greenwood: 20 N. Emerson Avenue
Lawrence: 7101 E. 56th Street Lawrence: 8899 E. 56th Street (inside the Major General Emmett
J. Bean Building)
Park 100: 5455 W. 86th Street Stop 11: 1301 E. Stop 11 Road

About Financial Center: Financial Center First Credit Union has been serving consumers who live or work in Boone, Brown, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, Putnam, and Shelby Counties as well as other special groups for over 60 years. Over 54,000 members take advantage of favorable deposit and loan rates as well as reduced fees by banking with the Indianapolis-based credit union. Financial Center is a not-for-profit entity that employs 165 people. Guided by a volunteer Board of Directors, Financial Center’s mission is to ‘Improve Members’ Financial Lives’. Learn more at

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