FREDERICK, Md. (6/3/14)--Nymeo FCU has partnered with the Maryland Food Bank to fight childhood hunger in Frederick County, Md.
The $247 million-asset, Frederick, Md.-based credit union has launched Swipe out Hunger, a new program that will provide financial support to the Frederick School Pantry Program and provide credit union members with an opportunity to give back to the community.
Through the program, Nymeo FCU will donate a half-cent per debit card swipe on every point-of-sale transaction made by its members.
As many as 251,730 children are food insecure in Maryland every day, and 43% of them do not qualify for food programs.
"Nymeo is part of the Frederick community, and we want to give every child in that community the chance to succeed," said Victoria Johnston, Nymeo FCU's CEO. "The school food pantries provide a basic need to a child to help them be more successful in school. Since they don't have to worry about where their next meal will come from, they can focus on being a better student and a better community member."
The first donation from Swipe out Hunger was presented to the Maryland Food Bank Thursday in the amount of $4,691, and includes a one-time donation from Fiserv, Nymeo FCU's debit card processor.