Ume Credit Union Hosts Food Drive To Help The Hungry


This May, UMeHelps will, for the fifth consecutive year, conduct its annual food drive benefitting BTAC (Burbank Temporary Aid Center).

In the spirit of “people helping people” (a cornerstone of the credit union social mission), UMe is collecting canned goods to support Burbank’s less fortunate. Donations benefit the Burbank Temporary Aid Center (BTAC), and are accepted May 2 – May 31, 2016.

The credit union is hosting the food drive through UMeHelps, an initiative that allows its members and the Burbank community at large to give back to local charities and individuals in need. UMeHelps supports local organizations with food and clothing drives, pet adoptions and fundraising efforts. Additionally, it promotes awareness of local programs in need of community support.

UMe is happy to support the BTAC, which has been providing short-term emergency assistance to the working poor, crime victims, seniors and the homeless since 1974.

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. Visit for a complete list of acceptable donation items, in the news & announcements section.

UMe is located at 3000 W. Magnolia Blvd. in the Magnolia Park neighborhood of Burbank.

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)