• DCECU employees serve community at volunteer-run, low-cost grocery store

                                        MEDIA CONTACT:   Teresa Cunningham
                                                                               Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union
                                                                               Work: 989.835.7794, ext. 4833
                                                                               tcunningham@dcecu.org
     
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    DCECU employees serve community at volunteer-run, low-cost grocery store
     
    MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, October 15, 2019 – Staff members from Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union recently volunteered their time at a unique Midland grocery store that completely relies on volunteer service for its operations.
     
    On Oct. 8, a crew of 11 DCECU employees volunteered to stock shelves and run the checkouts at The Bridge Food Center, which welcomes individuals from households with an annual income of less than $56,000 per year to shop for groceries priced just above wholesale costs. DCECU employees also volunteered at the store in February, March, April and May and will return in November.
     
    “Our neighbors at The Bridge Food Center provide an important resource for our community,” said DCECU President/CEO Dennis Hanson. “It is a privilege for us to give time to this 100% volunteer-driven organization that is dedicated to providing affordable groceries and helping to fight food insecurity locally.”
     
    The Bridge is one of three local organizations to which the credit union has frequently provided volunteers in the last three quarters of 2019. Groups of DCECU employees also have volunteered at The Diaper Alliance on three occasions (with a fourth scheduled for November) and at Midland’s Open Door on three occasions (with two more scheduled for later this month and December).
     
    About The Bridge Food Center
    Located at 1539 Washington St. in the Midland Towne Center plaza, The Bridge (thebridgemidland.com) is a ministry run by volunteers. The store purchases foods from a variety of suppliers and brands, offering customers pricing that is just 5 cents above wholesale. While The Bridge’s goal is to serve households with an annual income below $56,000, proof of income is not required for membership. The store is open from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
     
    About Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union
    Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union is a cooperative, not-for-profit financial institution that is owned by its members and dedicated to providing them with smart, affordable banking solutions. Located in Midland, Michigan, DCECU has $1.7 billion in assets and more than 68,000 members and has been recognized multiple times by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) for top performance in saving members money. Membership is open to employees and retirees of more than 70 Select Employer Group companies, as well as to their family members. For more information, visit dcecu.org or call 989.835.7794 or 800.835.7794.
     
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