EAST HARTFORD, CT—American Eagle Financial Credit Union announced $7,500 in donations to local food and housing assistance organizations within the Credit Union’s service area. Connecticut Foodshare, Hands on Hartford and The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts will each receive a $2,500 donation from American Eagle to advance their mission and fund their supportive services for people in need.

“American Eagle is very thankful for every organization making a difference in our communities and touching the lives of those in need this holiday season,” said Howard Brady, President & CEO of American Eagle Financial Credit Union. “These three organizations—Connecticut Foodshare, Hands on Hartford and The Foodbank of Western Massachusetts—perform tremendous work by putting caring into action and providing needed support and resources to our service area throughout the year. We give thanks for their partnership and for all they do.”

Connecticut Foodshare
Founded in 1982, Connecticut Foodshare is a member of the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks. The organization supports individuals and families – from one end of Connecticut to the other—by addressing root causes, creating long-term solutions and distributing nutritious food through local partner programs to alleviate hunger. You can learn more about Connecticut Foodshare and support their mission at ctfoodshare.org.

Hands on Hartford
Hands On Hartford is a social service nonprofit organization that serves Hartford’s most economically challenged residents in the areas of food, housing, and health. You can learn more about Hands on Hartford and support their mission at handsonhartford.org.

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
Since 1982, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts has been feeding neighbors in need and leading the community to end hunger. The organization provides food to their members in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties. These independent pantries, meal sites and shelters are on the front lines of emergency food assistance in the region, providing sustenance to individuals, families, seniors, children and people with disabilities (including veterans) to lead healthy and meaningful lives. You can learn more about The Food Bank of Western MA and support their mission at foodbankwma.org.

American Eagle Gives Thanks - Donates $2500 to Connecticut Foodshare:
Lisa Rood, AVP Regional Manager of American Eagle FCU (left) and Suela Mucka, Branch Manager of American Eagle FCU’s North Haven Branch (right) present a donation of $2,500 on behalf of the Credit Union to Jason Jakubowski, President & CEO of Connecticut Foodshare (center).

American Eagle Gives Thanks - Donates $2500 to Hands on Hartford
Dara Macchi, SVP, Marketing and Data Analytics of American Eagle FCU (left) presents a donation of $2,500 on behalf of the Credit Union to Kelly Dougherty, Development Associate and Executive Assistant of Hands on Hartford (right).

American Eagle Gives Thanks - Donates $2500 to Food Bank of Western MA
Teresa Knox, COO of American Eagle FCU (right) presents a donation of $2,500 on behalf of the Credit Union to Jillian Morgan, Director of Philanthropy of the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.