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‘Awakon To Kindness’ food distribution today

Awakon Federal Credit Union will be kicking off its “Awakon To Kindness” campaign today from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in the St. Paul’s Church Hall located at 20811 Washington Ave. in Onaway.

Awakon staff and volunteers, in partnership with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, will be distributing 25,000 pounds of fresh food and grocery items to families, seniors and individuals who are at risk of hunger. Everyone is welcome and they are encouraged to bring bags or boxes to transport food. Meat, fresh vegetables, fruit, dairy products and shelf stable items will be available.

“This project demonstrates Awakon’s deep commitment to our community,” said Scott Pauly, president/CEO of Awakon Federal Credit Union. “Combining the credit union philosophy of ‘People Helping People,’ with an increased focus on local needs, is key in building a stronger tomorrow.”

Awakon will begin featuring an “Awakon to Kindness” post on its Facebook page, going forward, every Thursday. The credit union will be providing one staff member each week, with $50, to perform a random act of kindness in the communities they serve.

Awakon Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Onaway, is a full-service financial institution serving people who live, work, worship, or attend school in the northernmost eight counties in lower Michigan.

With $110 million in assets, Awakon Federal Credit Union proudly serves over 11,000 members at its locations in Onaway, Rogers City, Indian River, Wolverine and Gaylord with over 40 employees. For more information, visit www.awakonfcu.net.