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Press Release September 11th, 2009

1st Financial Federal Credit Union Collects Food and Backpacks for Operation Food Search

1st Financial Federal Credit Union (1st Financial) located in Wentzville, St. Charles, Hazelwood and Downtown St. Louis collected food, backpacks and school supplies to support Operation Food Search and the St. Louis Area Foodbank .

Employees and members of 1st Financial joined efforts to collect food, backpacks and school supplies for needy families and their children. The Annual Food and Backpack Drive began on June 29, 2009 and concluded August 19, 2009 with more items collected than any previous campaign.

Denny Gladiuex, Community Relations Director of Operation Food Search stated, “1st Financial went above and beyond by collecting quality food and personal care items. We find that those who need food also need personal care items. The extra effort to collect quality items and the volume collected demonstrated heartfelt generosity.”

In addition, 1st Financial held a dress down event where employees showed their support by dressing in casual business attire for an additional monetary donation to Operation Food Search and St Louis Area Foodbank.

About 1st Financial Federal Credit Union

Like all credit unions, 1st Financial is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative, which returns profits to the members in the form of lower rates on loans and higher savings yields. The cooperative nature of credit unions enables us to provide products and services at very reasonable rates.

1st Financial Federal Credit Union server those who live, work, worship, attend school, or regularly conduct business in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County. 1st Financial is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial organization committed to providing quality services to the membership while demonstrating safe and sound business practices.

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