Since its inception in 1931, United Credit Union has been emphasizing the industry’s “People Helping People” mission by serving its members throughout the southwest neighborhoods and the greater Chicagoland area with friendly, personalized service and money-saving financial products. Now, as part of its 90th Anniversary Celebration, the community-chartered non-profit headquartered at 4444 S. Pulaski Road in Chicago’s Archer Heights neighborhood is also proud to serve as the central distribution point for an extremely popular Tuesday-night free food giveaway program called Food’s Here.
“The core effort of the Food’s Here program is to deliver boxes of mainstay food items along with ready-to-eat restaurant quality meals that alleviate hunger and boost families’ spirits that very same day,” explained United Credit Union’s CEO Mario Aguirre. “But Food’s Here reaches deeper by mobilizing the community to combat the long-term issue of hunger on Chicago’s southwest side. It’s about putting restaurant employees and other food providers who have been out of work due to restaurant closings and pandemic service restrictions back to work and giving them a chance to be a part of a vital community effort.”