MSUToday
Published: March 24, 2017

WKAR partners with local credit union and the Greater Lansing Food Bank to provide meals

Contact(s): Bill Richards WKAR office: (517) 432-0013 BillR@wkar.org

As part of the WKAR Radio Spring Fundraiser, which kicked off March 24, donations made to WKAR Radio will help feed those in need in the community.

The campaign is a partnership with LAFCU Credit Union and the Greater Lansing Food Bank.

“Every spring, our listeners step up with financial support to provide news that matters and music that inspires for their community,” said Rebecca Walz, WKAR director of annual giving. “In these times, when there is so much uncertainty for so many, we’re thankful that LAFCU and the food bank have joined in to extend that support to have even greater impact in mid-Michigan.”

For each donation made by WKAR Radio listeners and supporters through April 4, LAFCU will make a donation to GLFB that covers the cost of 12 meals.

GLFB is a non-profit organization that provides emergency food to individuals and families in need in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Shiawassee, Clare, Isabella and Gratiot counties.

“We’re so glad WKAR and LAFCU reached out to us for this project,” said Joe Wald, GLFB executive director. “The food bank annually serves tens of thousands of people, many of them seniors and children. Our recipients also include the working poor — individuals who are employed but don’t earn enough to meet housing, health, transportation and food needs.”

LAFCU is a credit union serving the counties of Barry, Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Livingston, Montcalm and Shiawassee.

“LAFCU’s mission is to support the ideal of people helping people, and this partnership with WKAR and GLFB helps us fulfill that mission," said Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, LAFCU senior vice president of marketing.

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