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VACU to StriKeout Hunger

Contribution to FeedMore represents 25,000 meals

(Richmond, VA – August 11, 2014) Virginia Credit Union is contributing food and approximately $5,000 to support FeedMore through the StriKeout Hunger program with the Richmond Flying Squirrels.

Strikeout HungerVACU is contributing funds, food, and raising attention and support for FeedMore by making a $5 donation for every strikeout thrown by a Richmond Flying Squirrels pitcher during the 2014 season. Virginia Credit Union and FeedMore will mark the program with a check presentation at the Flying Squirrels’ home game on Thursday, August 21.

"Thanks to Virginia Credit Union's generous gift of $5,000, FeedMore is able to provide 25,000 meals to feed hungry children and families throughout Central Virginia's 36 cities and counties.  We are extremely grateful for the Credit Union's continuing support over the past 15 years and proud of our partnership with them and the Richmond Flying Squirrels," said Tim McDermott, FeedMore's chief development officer.

As of August 11, the number of strikeouts thrown by Richmond Flying Squirrels pitchers stood at 849. With 21 games remaining, the final number is expected to top 1,000 strikeouts by season’s end.

VACU has also collected canned goods and other non-perishable items from fans at several home games. Members and employees of Virginia Credit Union are generous supporters of FeedMore with food collected at document shredding events, employee food drives and other efforts.

FeedMore is Central Virginia's hunger-relief leader, made up of the Central Virginia Food Bank, Meals on Wheels Serving Central Virginia, and the Community Kitchen. FeedMore's programs provide hunger relief to the region’s most vulnerable populations, particularly children, families and seniors.

A member-owned financial cooperative with more than 230,000 members, Virginia Credit Union provides a variety of affordable banking services, loans, mortgages and financial education resources to its members. Virginia Credit Union is an equal housing opportunity lender and is federally insured by NCUA.

Media Contact: Glenn Birch | glenn.birch@vacu.org | (804) 560-5664