Bay Atlantic FCU Helps Feed the Hungry with Vineland Rotary Club Hunger Project

VINELAND, N.J. – The Vineland Rotary Club held its second annual Hunger Project on April 14, 2018, assembling meal packets to feed 20,000 people in the Vineland community. Gail Marino, President/CEO of Bay Atlantic FCU (BAFCU) co-chaired the project along with BAFCU Board Secretary Bonnie Laube.

Over 100 volunteers, which included Bay Atlantic FCU employees, participated to assemble high-protein meal packets that feed six people. The packets consist of lentils, rice, dehydrated vegetables, and salt. The meal packets were weighed, heat-sealed, and boxed. The boxes were donated to the Vineland, Buena and Bridgeton Salvation Armies, Casa Prac in Vineland, Bethany Grace Church in Bridgeton, St. Vincent DePaul Center in Vineland, Millville Housing Authority and the Family Shelter (both in Millville), Parish of Holy Cross/Pope Francis Food Pantry in Bridgeton, Church of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bridgeton, and the Community Foodbank of NJ – Southern Branch.

The project is organized by Feeding Children Everywhere based in Florida and costs the Vineland Rotary Club approximately $9,000 to conduct. The club relied on area business owner donations to support their fundraising efforts.

Bay Atlantic FCU is proud to follow the credit union motto of “people helping people” in this effort.