Metro Credit Union Donates to Haven from Hunger

Vanessa Silveira, (right) Metro Credit Union's Peabody branch manager hold the donation check with Alyse Barbash, Director at Haven From Hunger.

Vanessa Silveira, (right) Metro Credit Union’s Peabody
branch manager hold the donation check with Alyse Barbash,
Director at Haven From Hunger.

Metro Credit Union, the Commonwealth’s largest state-chartered credit union, donated $1000 to Haven From Hunger, a local non-profit committed to feeding people in the Peabody, Lynnfield and Salem communities.

“We are so glad to be able to donate to Haven From Hunger at such a critical time, just days before Christmas. We have worked with this organization in the past and truly appreciate what they do in our communities in the fight against hunger,” explains Charlene Bauer, SVP of Community and Business Development at Metro Credit Union.

Alyse Barbash, Director at Haven From Hunger, says “We are so thankful that Metro Credit Union was able to provide us with this timely donation. Haven From Hunger is happy to have another neighbor in the community committed to providing food for the less fortunate.”

The money donated to Haven From Hunger will feed 40 families a full Christmas dinner.

About Metro Credit Union

Metro Credit Union is the largest state-chartered credit union in Massachusetts with over $1.2 billion in assets, and serves more than 150,000 members. It is a growing, federally insured financial institution and a leading provider of a full range of financial services to anyone living or working in Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Plymouth, Barnstable or Worcester counties in Eastern Massachusetts, as well as Massachusetts state employees and retirees throughout the Commonwealth.

Founded in 1926, Metro CU is a non-profit cooperative institution, owned by and operated for the people who use and benefit from its products and services. Metro CU uses superior customer service and technology to deliver a full range of financial products to consumers and businesses in eastern Massachusetts. Metro CU is well known for providing members with unlimited refunds of other banks’ ATM fees through its My Reward Checking account.

Metro CU has 14 branch offices conveniently located in Boston, Burlington, Chelsea, Framingham, Lawrence, Lynn, Melrose, Peabody, Salem, and Tewksbury, and is also a leader in workplace banking, serving over 1,800 companies throughout the state. Learn more about Metro Credit Union at

About Haven From Hunger

Haven from Hunger has been a symbol of hope and compassion in the Peabody, Salem and Lynnfield townships since 1982. Housed in the basement of the Masonic Temple, the soup kitchen and food pantry serves well over 100 people every day.

The Haven from Hunger recognizes the vital importance of providing basic nourishment to those who are hungry — much more is needed. Together with the solidarity and commitment of our staff and volunteers, the Haven strives to be a gateway to positive change in the lives of the people it serves and seeks to enlarge our guests’ capacity for self-help and reconnect them to the broader community. Through our programs and in our commitment to combating hunger and homelessness, we provide the support and respect guests need to become self-sufficient and regain hope for the future. The Haven is a place of humanity, compassion, and dignity.

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