Dallas, TX, September 08, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- As part of Texas Trust Credit Union's new BeWell health and wellness campaign employees collected more than 480 pounds of food for the North Texas Food Bank.
The Texas Trust BeWell campaign included a Strive to Eat 5 challenge, which encouraged employees to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables each day throughout the month of August. Employees earned points for each serving they ate, which are redeemable for gift cards and merchandise.
To encourage others to also eat healthy, employees organized a canned food drive to help support those who rely on area food banks for their meals. Texas Trust's collection of canned fruits and vegetables will serve up to 374 meals.
"Our employees are compassionate about supporting the local communities in which we serve," said Jim Minge, President and CEO of Texas Trust Credit Union. "I am proud of how our employees are using our health and wellness program to improve the lives of others."
About the North Texas Food Bank
The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a nonprofit social benefit organization that distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of 300 Member Agencies and 1,000 feeding programs in 13 North Texas counties. NTFB supports the nutritional needs of children, families and seniors through research, education, advocacy and strategic partnerships. In FY 2011, NTFB provided access to nearly 33 million nutritious meals. Founded in 1982, NTFB is a member of Feeding America (feedingamerica.org).
About Texas Trust Credit Union
Marking its 75th year in business in 2011, Texas Trust is one of the largest credit unions in North Texas and the 21st largest in Texas. It is a full-service financial institution offering checking, savings, mortgages, credit cards, CDs, Money Market accounts, IRAs, and investment and insurance services. Its business services include SBA and conventional loans, electronic payment cards, checking and money market accounts, merchant card processing, online banking, insurance, and the Employee Solutions Network. With 58,000 members and assets of more than $680 million, Texas Trust operates in Dallas, Tarrant, and Henderson counties, as well as parts of Ellis and Johnson counties. Texas Trust branches are located in Mansfield, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Cedar Hill, and Athens. For more information, visit www.TexasTrustCU.org.