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Tarrant County’s CU Kicks the Can to Promote Hunger Awareness
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 7:00 AM

Tarrant County's CU Kick the Can to Promote Hunger Awareness

Melissa Burleson, the business development coordinator for Tarrant County's Credit Union (TCCU), continued her ongoing CUDE project—this month to shed light on hunger. In that spirit, staff and members of Tarrant County’s CU, Unity One CU, and Greater Texas FCU participated in the Tarrant Area Food Bank's annual Kick the Can event, which marks the start of the holiday season hunger-awareness campaign.

Tarrant County’s CU and Greater Texas FCU placed collection boxes in their lobbies to collect canned goods and non-perishable items, while staff and senior management at Unity One conducted quality control—packing, inspecting, and sorting food items that provided more than 8,700 meals for 13 North Texas counties.

Throughout 2016, Cornerstone has brought you continuing coverage about Melissa Burleson's CUDE project and the great things she and her colleagues have been doing with it. Every month, Burleson and others have partnered with groups like Kids Vision Fest, the Center for Transforming Lives, and Carter Blood Care to provide help where it's most needed.

During the month of December, Burleson's focus is on the issue of housing, and her crew will partner with the Presbyterian Night Shelter.

Burleson completed her CUDE training in the spring of 2015 and has been organizing activities in service to her community—not just talking the talk, but living the credit union difference.