Southeastern CU Kicks Off Third Annual Food Drive

| September 12, 2016


VALDOSTA – Southeastern Credit Union has officially kicked off their month-long Fill-a-Truck for Hunger Food Drive benefiting local food bank, Second Harvest of South Georgia.

September is nationally-recognized as Hunger Action Month, and designed to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of the issue of food insecurity.

In South Georgia, one in four people struggle with hunger and may not know where they’ll find their next meal. That number includes one in three children who may not have enough to eat. 

“Southeastern is proud to help lead the charge in alleviating hunger in South Georgia.  We strongly believe it is our duty to better our community and live out the credit union philosophy of people helping people,” said Mike Gudely, Southeastern CEO.

Southeastern Credit Union’s Fill-a-Truck for Hunger campaign has become the signature event for Hunger Action Month in South Georgia. The organization is challenging the community to raise 20,000 pounds (or the equivalent) in food and funds. If that goal is met, SCU will donate an additional truckload worth of food.  

Donations can be made at all six Southeastern branch locations, O’Steen Subaru of Valdosta, both City of Valdosta and Lowndes County offices, and online at

Other Hunger Action Month events include:

September 3-5: Wild Adventures BOGO Admission Days (with canned food donation)

September 8: Fill-a-Truck for Hunger Kickoff/Hunger Action Day

September 10: Open Pottery Workshops for Empty Bowls at Turner Center for the Arts

September 12: Spirit Night at Buffalo Wild Wings

September 17-18: Wild Adventures BOGO Admission Days (with canned food donation)

September 19: Hunger in America Photography Exhibit/Empty Bowls Opening at Turner Center for the Arts

September 28: CAN-tasia Canned Food Drive/Sculpture Event at VSU sponsored by PRSSA

For more information on Southeastern Credit Union, visit

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