Credit Union Employees Packed 3,600 Bags of Food
04 Apr 2011

(N. CHARLESTON, S.C.) – March 10, 2011 – South Carolina Federal employees packed over 3,600 bags of food throughout the 2010 school year as part of the Lowcountry Food Bank’s BackPack Buddies Program.

"The BackPack Buddies Program is an important way for us to ensure all children have nutritious food to nourish them over the weekends when they’re not in school," said Deb Loesel, Programs Manager, Lowcountry Food Bank. "This program wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for the participating organizations and volunteers."

Nearly 60 South Carolina Federal Credit Union employees were treated to an appreciation luncheon at South Carolina Federal for their volunteer efforts for the Lowcountry Food Bank's BackPack Buddies Program. Students of Pinehurst Elementary School created and signed a card thanking the employees for the bags of healthy snacks.

"Our employees who volunteer their time to support this program are to be commended," said South Carolina Federal Community Relations Director Thetyka Husser. "Their efforts result in underserved children taking home a backpack filled with nutritious snacks for the weekend."

This is the second year South Carolina Federal has participated in the Lowcountry Food Bank’s BackPack Buddies program.

Backpack Buddies

About South Carolina Federal
South Carolina Federal Credit Union is headquartered in North Charleston. More than 144,000 members own and belong to the not-for-profit financial cooperative, which has over $1.3 billion in assets. South Carolina Federal is a community-chartered credit union. Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester or Georgetown counties, and most of the Columbia area, is eligible to join. South Carolina Federal has 17 branches, and more than 75 ATMs throughout Charleston, Columbia and Georgetown. In 2008, South Carolina Federal, for the second consecutive year, was voted one of the Best Places to Work in the state. More information about South Carolina Federal can be found at or on the SiMPLE CENTS blog at

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Jessica Jackson
VP-Corporate Communications
South Carolina Federal Credit Union
843-569-4359 (office)