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RANDOM ACTS OF PAYMENT PROVIDE 1,300 MEALS FOR CAPITAL AREA RESIDENTS

Capital Area Food Bank

LIVE OAK, Texas – It's better to give than to receive – at least, that's what residents of the Steiner Ranch area seem to believe.

Local credit union RBFCU distributed gift cards as Random Acts of Payment to shoppers at the Steiner Ranch Randalls location. These shoppers were then asked to consider using a portion of their card to donate food items benefitting the Capital Area Food Bank. The shoppers responded with generosity, giving enough food to provide 1,300 meals for CAFB and Austin area residents.

According to RBFCU business development director Mark Matthews, the “Random Acts of Payment” concept was inspired by an opportunity to encourage goodwill among local residents and empower them to serve others. “Our goal was to thank our local community by giving them the chance to serve others,” Matthews said. “We gave local residents both the means and the opportunity to give back, and it was inspiring to see so many willing to share the gifts they received.”

RBFCU has been serving the Steiner Ranch community from their Randalls location for almost a year. This is the credit union's first food drive effort in conjunction with the Capital Area Food Bank.

“This food contribution will be a tremendous help in feeding the hungry and restocking our shelves, and comes at a critical point in time,” said John Turner, CAFB Senior Director of Marketing & Branding. “A big thank you to our partners at RFBCU for making this food drive such a success and we look forward to the next one.”

About Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union

Established in 1952, Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial cooperative whose mission is to improve members' economic well-being and quality of life. With assets exceeding $5 billion, RBFCU serves more than 410,000 members from more than 40 branch locations in Texas.