Pictured above from left to right are Nicole Cater

Pictured above from left to right are Nicole Cater

A time to give credit to those who step up to help

The Columbia Valley Credit Union in Golden has stepped up to help the Golden Food Bank with a $500 donation.

The Columbia Valley Credit Union in Golden has stepped up to help the Golden Food Bank with a $500 donation.

The money was raised in part by donations from members who picked up calenders at the credit union.

“Every year we hand out calendars to our members. We ask if they would like to make any donations, which are all collected at the end of the program. The money raised goes to the Golden Food Bank,” said  Member Service Manager at the Columbia Valley Credit Union, Karen Cotton. “This year we received $90 in donations from members and the Credit Union is adding another $410 to that to make the final donation $500.”

Cotton added that people stepped up to help with the donation and this is important all year long.

“The food bank is a great cause. A lot of people can use it. It seems people are more generous at Christmas time, and now that it has come and gone, we thought it would be a great way to start the new year,” she said.

Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Golden Food Bank Society Mandy Cantle was on hand to accept the donation.

“We really appreciate all of the support that the community provides. We want to say thank you to the credit union for being one of the first donors for 2013,” she said.