For the past eight years, TCCU members and the general public have generously donated to TCCU’s annual Freedom Tree community food drive giving out hundreds of pounds of canned and boxed items and cash to help support the efforts of food pantries.
That program begins again today running through Friday, July 14th and community donations are more important now than they have ever been before. Federal COVID emergency allotments to SNAP benefits were cut on March 1st. This has resulted in an even greater need from families who are hurting.
TCCU President Will Perkins says that with rising costs of food and many items in short supply, many don’t realize the demands on food pantries. The Freedom Tree community food drive helps support the efforts and programs of local food pantries. TCCU invites all area residents not just members to give generously as boxed and canned food items are needed along with cash donations. Cash donations can go a long way, because the food pantry knows what they are short on, and can use the money appropriately.
Donations can be dropped off at any of TCCU’s locations in Taylorville, Hillsboro, Litchfield, and Pana. All locations have a “Freedom Tree” display and drop-off for boxed and canned goods. Cash donations can be made at all teller stations within the office.