Pen Air Federal Credit Union presented $10,000 to Prodisee Pantry on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2021 in support of their annual One Family One Day campaign.
“Pen Air is honored to be able to give the gift of food to those in our community that are struggling with food insecurities,” says Pam Hatt, Vice President of Marketing for Pen Air Federal Credit Union. “Prodisee Pantry is the largest emergency food pantry in Baldwin County. They are where thousands of families from across the Alabama Gulf Coast turn for help.” says Hatt.
The annual One Family One Day campaign offers donors the chance to “fill the plate” of local families. By donating five dollars, one family will receive three nutritious meals for one day. Each family served receives groceries including fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, cereals, bread, and other staple grocery items. In addition, Prodisee Pantry offers access to more than a dozen supportive programs and referrals to another 75 social service programs.
“Hunger is not just an issue over the holidays,” says Deann Servos, Executive Director for Prodisee Pantry. “Food insecurity is a year-long issue. So many families in our area are worried about putting healthy food on the table on a regular basis.” Alabama is ranked third with a 20.3% food insecurity rate as projected by Feeding America. “In 2020, 29,224 families visited Prodisee Pantry for this most basic need. Since the pandemic began, Prodisee Pantry has provided the 36,000 families who sought food assistance with nearly FOUR Million pounds of groceries,” says Servos.
One Family One Day donations will be accepted through Aug. 31, 2021. Online donations can be made on the Prodisee Pantry website: prodiseepantry.org/donate. To learn more about Prodisee Pantry, how to volunteer, or the programs they provide, visit prodiseepantry.org.