Ardent Credit Union has kicked off a food drive in support of the Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard.
The credit union launched the drive during the Nov. 22 grand opening of its newest branch in the King of Prussia Town Center. As it did, Ardent designated the new branch, 110 Town Square Place in King of Prussia, as the drop-off point for donations.
The 1,800-square-foot Ardent branch began collecting nonperishable food and other items for the Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard on Nov. 15. The food collection drive continues through Dec. 15 to ensure delivery of the items by the holidays, according to Ardent.
The Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard serves Upper Merion, Bridgeport, West Conshohocken and Wayne and is open to anyone who lives within the Upper Merion Area School District.
“For more than 40 years, Ardent has been a trusted resource for anyone in the Philadelphia region looking to achieve financial wellness,” Rob Werner, Ardent president and CEO, said in a statement. “In addition to our innovative, accessible approach to banking, we have earned that trust by showing up for the communities we call home.
“This season is a time to reflect on all that we are thankful for and give back to others. We’re grateful for the warm welcome to the King of Prussia community and are honored to serve as a collection point for nonperishable food and items that will support our neighbors in need in the Upper Merion area.”
Invited guests, which included state, county and municipal elected officials as well as local business groups and business leaders, were asked to participate with a donation. In attendance were state Sen. Amanda Cappelletti, (D-17th Dist.); state Rep. Ben Sanchez (D-153rd Dist.); Eric Goldstein, president & CEO, King of Prussia District; Ryan Rosenbaum, executive director, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and members of the local business community.
Ardent Credit Union’s newest branch, 110 Town Square Place at King of Prussia Town Center in King of Prussia, is the drop off point for the credit union’s food drive through Dec. 15. (MEDIANEWS GROUP FILE PHOTO)
Ardent Credit Union’s King of Prussia branch opened Sept. 26 and is the company’s eighth location in the greater Philadelphia region.
Membership in the credit union is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, volunteers or goes to school in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties. Eligible businesses must also be located in those counties. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Ardent serves nearly 37,000 members across the greater Philadelphia region.