SCARBOROUGH — In conjunction with its announcement of the launch of a new initiative aimed at helping to support local businesses and the local community impacted by the Coronavirus, Town & Country FCU is making a $5,000 contribution to support the Meals on Wheels program in Cumberland and York counties. The credit union “virtually” presented the contribution to the staff at Southern Maine Agency on Aging, which coordinates the Meals on Wheels program across Southern Maine, on Wednesday, March 25. Recent reports have indicated the financial impact from the coronavirus outbreak has been significant on the Meals on Wheels program.
The contribution is part of a multi-faceted initiative the credit union calls “Local Helping Local.” “We are proud to be a part of the local community we serve because it is our community, too. We recognize the challenges many are facing right now, so our focus is on helping our members, of course, which we are doing everyday, but also on supporting the communities we serve. This initiative is designed to provide support in any way we can,” remarked David Libby, president and CEO of Town & Country FCU, adding, “Meals on Wheels serves a very important role in providing meals to older Mainers, who are especially vulnerable to the Coronavirus, so we are pleased to be able to support this critical program and service.”
“Town & Country’s donation to the Southern Maine Agency on Aging is just another example of their support and dedication to Southern Maine. Thanks to their gift, SMAA will be able to continue to serve meals and essential services to thousands of older adults in York and Cumberland Counties. We are grateful for Town & Country’s continued commitment to our communities,” said Megan Walton, CEO of Southern Maine Agency on Aging.
Jon Paradise, vice president of public relations and communications at Town & Country, added that the credit union has also begun an online initiative through its Facebook page aimed at supporting local restaurants. “We are now doing a daily giveaway of gift cards to local restaurants on our Facebook page. We are asking people to list a local restaurant they would like to support and are picking a random winner each day. Local restaurants are a critical part of our community so we are pleased to spotlight and help them, as well. We will continue to look for additional ways to help our “local” community in the coming days and weeks.”
As Maine’s largest credit union with 40,000 members, Town & Country is a full-service financial institution offering a wide range of financial products and services to people who live, work, go to school or worship in Cumberland and York Counties. Designated as one of Maine’s ‘Best Places to Work’ for the past eight years, the credit union has $420 million in assets, and is part of the second largest branch network in the country. To learn more, visit tcfcu.com.