AUSTIN, Texas, July 3, 2012 – USFN–America’s Mortgage Banking Attorneys, recently took time out of its annual June mortgage servicing education seminar to join forces with the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, a nonprofit organization that provides food to people in need, advocates for the hungry and educates the public about hunger-related issues. Alberta Hultman, USFN executive director & CEO, noted that the organization sponsors a similar community service opportunity at each of its mortgage servicing seminars each year, as a modest but important means of allowing industry members to give back to the local community.
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, a 501c(3) nonprofit, is the largest hunger-relief charity in central Texas, providing food and grocery products, nutrition education and social services outreach to 300,000 Texans, including a high percentage of children in need, each year through a network of 300 partner agencies.
USFN’s latest charitable initiative in Austin occurred on June 6, with 30 USFN members and volunteers who spent the morning at the Food Bank. The volunteers helped process 9,450 pounds of food, which amounts to 7,560 meals for needy individuals. Donated foods generally arrive at the Food Bank from supermarkets and local food outlets. All collected donations are then distributed to the public by the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.
“We were honored to spend the day alongside the dedicated team at the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas,” said Caren Castle, president of USFN. “The great work the team does with reaching out to families in need was truly inspiring to witness. We also continue to be impressed with the commitment of USFN members to get involved through hands-on participation with outstanding organizations. Our USFN volunteers had a great experience at the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, lending their assistance to food banks in fulfilling some of the basic needs of hundreds of thousands of individuals each year.” Added Hultman, “We began this activity several years ago and have found it to be one that many of our attendees look forward to at each seminar. We are pleased to play a small part in an important process.”
USFN is a national not-for-profit association of select attorneys, trustee companies and associates providing comprehensive default services to the mortgage banking industry. Visit USFN’s website at www.usfn.com.