Pelican State CU Makes 1,100 Meals for Community in 45 Minutes

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Pelican State Credit Union Makes Over 1,100 Meals for the Homeless and Elderly in 45 Minutes

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA On Wednesday, March 21, over 250 Pelican State Credit Union team members gathered to celebrate life at Pelican. While normally hundreds of miles apart across the state of Louisiana, they gathered to put their Heart for Service to use at the Pelican Family Reunion.

During the third annual employee recognition and training event, one of many reasons the credit union has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge, team members from across the state joined forces to create 300 sandwich bags and 825 soup bags. Each bag contained a prayer or note of encouragement and was hand-decorated by a Pelican team member.

“In this season of my life, it is difficult for me to serve my community as much as I would like to because I have small children,” said Pelican Human Resources Manager Lauren Chemin. “One thing that I love about working for Pelican is that I have an opportunity to support good causes and serve my community while I’m at work.”

Pelican partnered with their Select Employer Group Volunteers of America of Greater Baton Rouge to get these meals delivered to residents who needed them most. In less than 45 minutes, Pelican team members made the 1,100 meals with love and loaded them all into a van for delivery. 

“It was an amazing experience to see everyone working together cheerfully and enthusiastically to help strengthen our community,” said Janet Pace, CEO of Volunteers of America of Greater Baton Rouge. “Beyond the tangible items provided, Pelican employees gave them hope for a brighter future, because these individuals know that someone cares about their success.”

Click below to watch a video of the team members in action.

About Pelican State Credit Union

For over 60 years, Pelican State Credit Union has been providing financial services to individuals and their families throughout the state of Louisiana. In addition to being the largest state-charted credit union in Louisiana, Pelican is also dedicated to improving the lives of its 50,000+ members through safe, competitive products and educational services. The credit union is known for its family-like atmosphere and culture in the workplace. For more information on what life at Pelican is like, visit pelicanstatecu.com/careers.

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Visit Volunteers of America of Greater Baton Rouge’s website.