Georgia United Credit collects 15 tons of food

DULUTH -- Georgia United Credit Union asked its employees and the public to donate non-perishable goods throughout the months of February and March.

After two months of collecting, the business was able to gather 15 tons of food or 31,839 cans from 16 of its branches scattered throughout metro Atlanta.

In Gwinnett, Georgia United collected food at two locations. One at its corporate office at 6705 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth (2,038 cans). The other was at its Gwinnett office at 2270 Satellite Blvd. in Duluth (1,621 cans). Both spots will give the donated food to Cross Point Church, which partners with the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

People were also able to donate $1, which is equivalent to one can. The money raised is currently being distributed to the designated food banks.

As an added incentive, anyone who donated was entered into a drawing for an iPad for every can donated. The winner will be announced next week.

Last year, the business collected more than 9.1 tons of food during a two month period or roughly 18,375 items.