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Sharonview Federal Credit Union and Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina

Feeding the community

Elan recently joined credit card partner Sharonview Federal Credit Union to volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Volunteers worked together to fill over 1,100 backpacks with easy to prepare meals and snacks for school-aged children who may not have access to food over the weekends and holidays. The volunteers also packed each backpack with an Elan dart ball for the children. In addition to the initial $12,500 donation, during the event, Elan and Sharonview surprised the food bank with a $5,000 donation on-site to help fund their work to end hunger. 
The food bank serves people in 24 counties throughout North Carolina and South Carolina where over 512,000 people live in poverty, including 168,000 children and 50,000 seniors. The $17,500 Across the Country donation will further their mission by providing 117,500 pounds of nonperishable food and fresh produce.  


"The number one goal at Second Harvest is to end child hunger. With over 168,000 children in our region at risk of hunger every day, this money will primarily go to our initiatives that fall under this goal."

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
Volunteers filled over 1,100 backpacks for children.  
Second Harvest Food Bank staff member Ethan Altmire helps restock materials for packing. 
Sharonview FCU's Becky and Donna fill backpacks during the volunteer event.
Sharonview FCU and Elan staff work together to fill backpacks with food. 
Elan employees Kaitlin Schlick and Stephen Nance celebrate at the end of the packing line.
An Elan dart ball was included in each backpack.
Sharonview FCU’s Monejah restocks food items for the assembly line. 
Elan’s Bill Bierman poses for a photo with SHFB backpacks.

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"We’re proud to launch Across the Country Charitable Giving and help support the positive impact our credit union partners have on their communities,” said Elan’s Credit Card GM, John Owens. "We believe giving back is more important than ever and including our credit union partners was a meaningful component of bringing this project to fruition."

John Owens 
General Manager 
Elan Credit Card

We encourage you to learn more about our credit union partners, their selected organizations, and if you feel so inspired — how to get involved.  Connect with us on LinkedIn and check back for upcoming volunteer opportunities in your area.

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