Food Drive

Houston Chapter of Credit Unions battles hunger with annual food drive

Posted: Jun 1, 2022 | Author: Cornerstone League
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Fewer Houstonians will go hungry thanks to the Houston Chapter of Credit Unions 2022 food drive, which resulted in a donation of more than 1,400 pounds of food for the Houston Food Bank.

With children out of school this summer and the continued impact of Houston heat, the food bank is in high demand to replenish inventories. Food levels generally run low during the summer and until the holiday food drives.

This year’s food drive started on April 18 and wrapped up at the Chapter’s Business Partner Expo on May 16. Collection boxes were provided to credit unions, and the final collection site was at Minute Maid Park during the Expo. The donations were delivered to the Houston Food Bank by a group of volunteers on May 17.

Coordinating chapter board member Valarie Prillman, VP HR at Cy-Fair FCU, gave a special shout out to Willie Porter, AVP Houston Police CU, for providing the most food items donated and for loaning trucks and transporting the food to the Houston Food Bank.

Prillman also thanked Kanika Boutté, president/CEO at Energy Capital CU, for coordinating the volunteers.

The annual food drive is one of many efforts in which the chapter supports the community and enhances the quality of life in the Greater Houston Area. The chapter provides a collaborative environment for credit union professionals and volunteers to receive education, leadership development, and opportunities to grow community influence. The chapter comprises approximately 100 credit unions in the Houston metropolitan area.

For additional information about the Houston Chapter of Credit Unions, visit To learn more about credit unions or to locate one in the Houston area, visit


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