Third Annual UMeHelps BTAC Food Drive Begins

By On May 13, 2014

Starting May 1, UMe Credit Union kicked off it’s 3rd annual food drive benefitting BTAC (Burbank Temporary Aid Center.)

UMeHelps BTAC Donation Items-FINALUnder the UMeHelps program, UMe Credit Union continues to help many local residents by partnering with non-profit groups to support the city of Burbank through aid programs. As a not-for-profit company itself, these partnerships build on a strong tradition that the credit union has in support of the local community. UMeHelps was created to help bridge the gap for those in need, fostering a “neighbors helping neighbors” idea of community service through its membership.

The 3rd annual food drive is in partnership with BTAC, a Burbank non-profit dedicated to providing the poor, working poor, and homeless of our local community with basic goods and services. Their efforts allow residents in need to live with dignity. They also serve citizens of the city in times of emergency and disaster.

To participate in the UMeHelps BTAC food drive, please bring nonperishable food items to the credit union during regular business hours throughout the month of May. Red donation tubs will be available throughout the lobby

In the spirit of the credit union philosophy of “people helping people” – we’re asking UMe members to help us collect donations for the Burbank Temporary Aid Center (BTAC). You can drop off donations at the Credit Union anytime during the month of May.

BTAC accepts monetary donations or contributions of commercially prepared, unopened food. Canned good donations with easy-open pull-tabs are especially appreciated! Acceptable food donation items are as follows:

° Macaroni & Cheese

° Peanut Butter

° Boxed Cereals

° Canned Fruits

° Canned Vegetables

° Canned Meats (chicken, tuna, etc.)

° Rice

° Pasta

° Pasta Sauce

° Instant Potatoes

° Pancake Mixes

° Syrup

° Dried Fruit/Raisins

° Trail Mix

° Fruit Cups

° Instant Oatmeal

° Powdered Milk

° Evaporated Milk

° Personal Hygiene Supplies (toothpaste, toothbrush, dental floss, deodorant)