Financial Center Helps Raise Over $66,000 for FOX59’s Pack the Pantries

By Financial Center First Credit Union | | 3.3.21

Financial Center First Credit Union helped raise $66,025 for Pack the Pantries, a hunger awareness campaign in central Indiana hosted by FOX59, Gleaners and Midwest Food Banks.

Typically, Pack the Pantries is a 24-hour telethon held in April and December where FOX59 and CBS4 viewers call in to donate funds to food pantries or donate online. Although the ongoing pandemic has halted the telethon portion of the fundraising efforts, COVID-19 has not stopped the community from banding together to donate over $66,025 this winter.

The funds raised equates to over 264,000 meals, all going to local Hoosiers in need. Financial Center has supported hunger awareness initiatives for years, with Pack the Pantries being the cornerstone of the credit union’s community service efforts for the past 5 years.

“COVID-19 has pressed on into 2021 devastating many families along the way. Our opportunity continues to be to provide assistance to the many Hoosiers who need it most,” stated J. Kevin Ryan, Chief Executive Officer of Financial Center First Credit Union. “We want everyone to know that credit unions are all about people helping people, and Financial Center will make every effort to improve your financial life whether you are a member or not.”

About Financial Center

Financial Center First Credit Union is a $730 million credit union whose mission is to improve the financial lives of its members who live or work in Indianapolis, Kokomo, Muncie, and their surrounding counties for 67 years. Over 80,000 members take advantage of better deposit and loan rates, as well as reduced fees by banking with the Indiana-based credit union. Financial Center is proud to empower the community by supporting military veterans, feeding the hungry, and bringing free financial education to all. Learn more at