Special to the Times-Record
First Community Credit Union hosted a food and toy drive this holiday season for deserving families and organizations within the local area.
FCCU members, employees, and community members were invited to participate in the event. People of all ages brought in new or slightly used, unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items to the First Community Credit Union branch. FCCU has donated the items to the Barnes County Food Pantry and the Mitten Tree.
“The food and toy drive is a great way to encourage community involvement for such a great cause. We feel this is the least we can do to help make Christmas a happy one for children and their families in the community. After all, that is what the Christmas season is all about,” said Dean Rohrich, Branch Manager of First Community Credit Union.
All of FCCU’s 14 branch locations around the state held food and toy drives, each supporting their own local organization by donating the items.
During its 73-year history, First Community Credit Union has grown to be North Dakota’s largest Credit Union with 125 employees and 14 branches whose field of membership covers approximately one third of the state. As a credit union, FCCU is owned by its members. This is different than other financial institutions which are owned by a select group of stockholders. The Credit Union’s profits are returned to the members in the form of better services, accounts, and favorable rates on savings and loans.