Monument Crisis Center in Concord requesting emergency food donations

Donation from Travis Credit Union Foundation helps Monument Crisis Center to aid thousands

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Donations from the Travis Credit Union Foundation will help thousands of Contra Costa County Families in need at Monument Crisis Center in Concord, CA. (Pete Cruz photo)

Concord, CA – Monument Crisis Center thanks their donors and supporters who helped raise $18,000. They also received a matching donation of $18,000 from Travis Credit Union, through the Travis Credit Union Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Initiative.

The $36,000 received will allow Monument Crisis Center to provide services to thousands of local families this year. MCC provides nutritious food and basic essentials including toiletries, diapers and feminine products, all lifesaving supplies during this pandemic.

“We are so thankful for the generosity of our supporters and generosity of the matching grant from the Travis Credit Union Foundation. We feel very lucky to have many caring partners in the community. The financial support from the Travis Credit Union Foundation will allow us to assist so many additional clients during this unprecedented crisis. We need to be mindful that many of our neighbors are really hurting right now and demand continues to increase. Donations like this and those from the community mean the world to us and to those that we are supporting,” said Sandra Scherer, Executive Director.

Support and compassion

One local family with three children has been particularly affected during this pandemic. Monument Crisis Center became a lifeline to them. MCC provided much needed food and essentials. They also shared educational programs for the children as well as emotional support and compassion. The family really needed it this year.

“The Travis Credit Union Foundation is grateful to the Travis Credit Union for matching donations made to our COVID-19 Relief Initiative. It is allowing us to make an even bigger impact in the community by doubling our donor dollars. Partner organizations like Monument Crisis Center are integral to the fabric of our communities. We value the work that they do, especially in the aftermath of COVID-19,” says Damian Alarcon-Young, Director/AVP, Community Relations at Travis Credit Union.

To support Monument Crisis Center, please visit their website at or text MCC to 41-444.

Monument Crisis Center

Monument Crisis Center provides food, education, safety net resources for families, seniors and individuals in crisis situations. MCC provides these services to more than 10,000 people a year. For more information, visit their website at

Travis Credit Union Foundation

Travis Credit Union Foundation supports financial education, literacy and wellness initiatives and is the philanthropic arm of Travis Credit Union. 100% of funds raised go back to the community. For more information go to