Beaverton, OR.  The First Tech Federal Credit Union team and members have come together for their fourth annual Season of Giving. This year, First Tech engaged the community to direct giving through a statewide vote. Three local organizations were featured: Oregon Food Bank, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, and SMART – Start Making a Reader Today. They received $19,500, $19,000 and $8,500 donations respectively.

Oregon Food Bank took first place in the polls. With a statewide network of over 20 regional food banks and 970 agency partners, Oregon Food Bank helps nearly one in five households experiencing food insecurity through fresh meal distribution and educational programs. First Tech’s $19,500 donation will directly benefit those in need, funding a total of 58,500 meals for families across Oregon and Clark County, Washington.

Doernbecher patient Skylynn Marie, Meghan Valley (FTFCU), Nicole Frisch (FTFCU), Vicky Schwoeffermann (Doernbecher), Emily Zeitman (FTFCU)

Doernbecher patient Skylynn Marie, Meghan Valley (FTFCU), Nicole Frisch (FTFCU), Vicky Schwoeffermann (Doernbecher), Emily Zeitman (FTFCU)

“With its strong dedication to providing nutritional, fresh food for low-income families, Oregon Food Bank is truly making a difference within its communities. Their mission aligns perfectly with our credit union’s cause focus areas of education, research and innovation,” said First Tech President and CEO Greg Mitchell. “Our First Tech family couldn’t be more proud to support a deserving organization like Oregon Food Bank this holiday season, and we look forward to working hand-in-hand to ensure healthy and well-fed communities across Oregon.”

With more than 22,000 employee volunteer hours logged in 2016, the year concluded with donations to 22 regional and national non-profit organizations. First Tech’s Season of Giving serves as a celebration and continuation of the credit union’s philanthropic work within local communities.

Visit firsttechfed.com/community to learn more about the ways First Tech pays it forward during the holiday season and throughout the year.

Visit oregonfoodbank.org/ to learn more about Oregon Food Bank’s mission to eliminate hunger, as well as the statewide communities the organization supports.

Visit ohsu.edu to learn more about Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

Visit getsmartoregon.org to learn more about SMART – Start Making a Reader Today.

About First Tech Federal Credit Union

First Tech Federal Credit Union is a $9.4 billion institution headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. It is the nation’s premier credit union serving the world’s leading technology-oriented companies and their employees, including HP Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft, Agilent, Intel, Cisco, Amazon, Nike, CH2M, Intuit, Google and more. First Tech is recognized as the industry catalyst for delivering effortless banking experiences to its 425,000 members through its 40 branch locations, more than 5,400 CO-OP Shared Branch locations, 30,000 COOP Network ATMs and 286,000 ATMs nationwide. First Tech offers a full range of banking services, including traditional banking, mortgage, financial planning and insurance services. For more information, visit firsttechfed.com.

About Oregon Food Bank

With sufficient public will and support of the entire community, we believe it is possible to eliminate hunger and its root causes. Oregon Food Bank collects and distributes food through a network of four Oregon Food Bank branches and 17 regional food banks serving Oregon and Clark County, Washington. The Oregon Food Bank Network helps nearly 1 in 5 households fend off hunger. Oregon Food Bank also leads statewide efforts to increase resources for hungry families and to eliminate the root causes of hunger through advocacy, nutrition education, garden education, and helping communities strengthen local food systems. Visit oregonfoodbank.org for more information.

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