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Generous donation for Hunger Task Force

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW)- Altra Federal Credit Union raised over $5,000 with its one day Swipe Away Hunger Campaign last month. 

Altra donated $1 for every  member who swiped their debit card up to $5,000 on World Hunger Day, May 28.  The first $2,500 was divided equally between five community organizations.  The second $2,500 was allocated based on votes from Altra members and the community.  Altra partnered with The Hunger Task Force in La Crosse, Wisconsin; Winona Volunteer Services in Winona, Minnesota; Channel One Regional Food Bank in Rochester, MN; Empty Bowls Clarksville in Clarksville, Tennessee; and East Texas Food Bank in Tyler, Texas.

Altra's donation of $2,078 to The Hunger Task Force will benefit over 60 local agencies in the community requiring food assistance. 

Shelly Fortner, Executive Director of the Hunger Task Force stated, "I think it's in perfect partnership for our community to help deal with the hunger issues we have here.  Altra is a terrific supporter and the Hunger Task Force couldn't be happier."

They presented the check to the Task Force on June 5.

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