Donation Provides More Than a Year's Worth of Meals for Students

February 14, 2020   Colorado Springs, CO

Cutline: Derrick Aguilar (center left), senior vice president of member service—Mountain Region for Security Service Federal Credit Union, and Becky Jones (center), regional operations manager—Colorado for Security Service Federal Credit Union, present (left to right) Lynne Telford, chief executive officer for Care and Share, Shannon Brice, chief operating officer for Care and Share, and Becky Treece, giving director for Care and Share, with a donation for $10,000.


Donation provides healthy meals for food-insecure children

(Colorado Springs, CO – February 14, 2020) – The Security Service Charitable Foundation is helping to feed children by donating $10,000 to the Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado to support the Children’s Nutrition Initiative (CNI). The donation will fully support two schools with a total of 1,677 packs full of nutritious food. Children that are food-insecure will have 46 weeks of healthy food to take home for dinner and weekend meals.

“Care and Share believes that access to healthy food helps children grow and thrive,” said Lynne Telford, CEO for Care and Share. “This generous donation will help fill thousands of children’s empty pantries, plates, and stomachs with the nourishment they need to achieve their goals.”

The CNI program is designed to increase access to healthy food in low income areas by providing food to students when school cafeterias are not available. This approach ensures that vulnerable children and their families have consistent access to nutritious food when free or reduced-price school meals are unavailable.

“Care and Share’s CNI programs are eliminating impossible choices for families facing food insecurity,” explains Derrick Aguilar, senior vice president of member service—Mountain Region for Security Service. “Decisions between paying rent and utilities, or feeding their children are choices no one should have to make. This type of community service is at the heart of what the Security Service Charitable Foundation sets out to support.”

At Care and Share Food Bank, they believe that no one should go hungry. Their mission is to provide food, partnering opportunities, and education to combat hunger and food insecurity in Southern Colorado communities. Their core purpose is to bridge the gap between hunger and abundance. Their vision is to end hunger in Southern Colorado.

The Security Service Charitable Foundation helps further Security Service Federal Credit Union’s corporate goal of community service by contributing to deserving organizations and causes in the credit union's market areas.