KEMBA supports "Soup for Seniors" Food Drive
February 11, 2019
Salem, VA - KEMBA Roanoke Federal Credit Union, a local, non-profit financial institution located on Main Street in Salem, spent the month of January working hard to bring in donations for the Local office on Aging’s 2019 “Soup for Seniors” food drive.
“We have taken part in the “Soup for Seniors” food drive over the last several years and love to help make an impact in our community to assist those that need a warm meal during the winter months,” said Allan Davidson, CEO, KEMBA Roanoke Federal Credit Union.
The Local Office on Aging set this year’s food drive goal at 50,000 cans of soup that could be delivered to 3,500 seniors right here in our community. KEMBA staff and members were able to collect nearly 200 items including various cans of soup and crackers to donate to this year’s efforts. The soup collected helps provide a hot meal on a cold day and also reminds them, in the bleakest part of winter, that the community has not forgotten them. Other recipients include Congregate Meals participants who look to LOA for a hot lunch meal along with socialization; seniors who rely on LOA for transportation to the doctor or grocery store; and seniors who receive LOA’s intense case management services as well as homemaker and personal care services.
KEMBA has been taking part in “Soup for Seniors” for several years and thanks it’s staff and members for helping to raise awareness and donate food items for a great cause.
About KEMBA Roanoke Federal Credit Union
KEMBA Roanoke Federal Credit Union has been providing families financial security for well over 80 years. With branches in Salem and Lynchburg, Virginia they are a member-owned, non-profit financial institution. KEMBA offers members a vast array of savings and lending products. KEMBA is committed to serving and helping our community, especially those considered “Everyday Heroes” in the healthcare field. For more information visit www.trykemba.com.
About The Local Office on Aging
The Local Office on Aging is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. They are dedicated to their mission of helping older persons remain independent for as long as possible. To effectively carry out this mission, they administer over 25 community services that provide nutrition, education, advocacy and socialization. For more information visit https://www.loaa.org/.
KEMBA Roanoke Federal Credit Union staff in front of some of the donated food items they raised for “Soup For Seniors”.