North Shore Federal Credit Union Ends Successful December Hunger Hero Drive

The Hunger Hero fundraising effort of the members and employees of North Shore Federal Credit Union (NSFCU) last December was a huge success, according to Audrey Nelson,  Marketing Coordinator for the credit union that has served members on the North Shore since 1957,

“Our December Hunger Hero campaign was a huge success—we donated $14,000 to our local food shelves,” Audrey said.

The Hunger Hero program was started by NSFCU in 2016. It includes three monthly campaigns: one in March, another in July, and one in December.

From Left to Right: Samantha LaBoda, Carrie Ernest, Tanner Paulseth,
Jennifer VanHouse, Kendall Beck, and Cassie Ernest, NSFCU President

Each branch office coordinates outreach for the program, promoting it to members and non-members. Donors may opt for a one-time donation or elect a recurring monthly contribution. 

“NSFCU donated a total of $36,562 to Lake, Cook, and St. Louis County food shelves in 2023,” Audrey said.  “That brings us to $311,069 total donated from the HH program since we started the program in 2016.”

The credit union matches donations up to $3,000 during two campaigns each year.

All of the donations go to local food shelves. Audrey reaches out to each recipient organization when donation amounts are determined so they’ll know what’s coming. 

“Everyone I speak to this year has said requests for food assistance are on the rise,” she said.

If you want to donate to this significant effort to end a chronic food shortage crisis, visit or contact the NSFCU branch nearest you. You don’t need to be a credit union member to be a donor.