Altra donates proceeds from "Drive Away Hunger" campaign

Published On: Dec 12 2012 11:45:11 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 13 2012 08:46:40 AM CST

Food pantries in the La Crosse area recieved a nearly $10,000r donation Wednesday.

Altra Federal Credit Union presented The Hunger Task Force with a $9.550 check as a result of its Drive Away Hunger campaign.

During September and October, Altra donated $10 for every car, truck, and motorcycle loan they financed.  They also allowed members to match it for a rate discount.

"We wanted it to stay in the community and we think this is a way for it to get to the community and there is a need," said the President and CEO of Altra Jack Peplinksi.

"Be able to purchase or get supplies that our pantries are demanding, that were not necessarily getting donated," said the Executive Director of the Hunger Task Force Shelly Krause.

Altra raised more than $16,000 nationwide. The credit union also made a donation to the Winona Volunteer Services.