SESLOC and its members donate $9,000 to Food Bank’s Lovin’ Lunchbox Program
–SESLOC Federal Credit Union and its members donated more than $9,100 last month to the SLO Food Bank’s “Lovin’ Lunchbox” program, which provides meals to children during the summer starting this month.
During the school year, more than 16,000 children in the county participate in the free or reduced-price school meals program. But some families struggle to provide meals during the summer, which is how the Lovin’ Lunchbox program helps.
The program offers free meals – up to two healthy meals or snacks per day – to children 18 years and younger, which are distributed at approved sites during the summer months when school is not in session.
SESLOC, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, invited the community to contribute to the program last month, and the community responded in a big way. Over the past six years, SESLOC and its members across six branches have raised $56,529 for the program. Donations raised at the Santa Maria branch will directly benefit the Santa Barbara County Food Bank.
“SESLOC is a credit union founded by educators and committed to local education,” said SESLOC President/CEO Geri LaChance.
“This investment in our youth today supports a healthy community in the future,” she said. “We’re pleased to have so many credit union members join us in this effort.”
For 75 years, SESLOC has helped locals achieve their dreams by providing lower loan rates, higher savings rates and lower cost services. It is also actively involved in the community, as its efforts with the meals program demonstrate.
For more information on SESLOC, visit www.sesloc.org.