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Ideal CU Sponsoring 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway to Feed Hungry Families this Holiday Season

2019 Thanksgiving meal winners

(Woodbury, MN –November 13, 2020) – With Thanksgiving right around the corner, Ideal Credit Union is once again helping to feed hungry families by giving away two complete Thanksgiving Turkey Dinners prepared by HyVee. The pre-made turkey dinners serve 8 and include a turkey (10-12 lbs.), two large sides of mashed potatoes, turkey gravy (32 oz.), a large side of green bean casserole, a large side of stuffing, and 12 dinner rolls.

The random drawing is open to legal residents age 18 and older. To enter, simply "Like" and follow the Ideal Credit Union Facebook page, and post a comment on what you are most thankful for this year. Followers are encouraged to share the post with friends and family to spread the holiday spirit! No purchase necessary. Two (2) winners will be selected at random on Monday, November 23rd. Visit for more information and official rules.

To date more than 65 followers have commented on Ideal’s Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway post, and that number continues to grow. Most express thanks for the health and safety of their family despite the ongoing pandemic, and share wishes for a brighter holiday season. One of last year’s Thanksgiving meal winners, Carrie Reagan, wished everyone luck this year and offered her thanks for being selected in 2019. “I sure appreciated this last year and it was delicious. Thanks Ideal CU.”

Last year’s Thanksgiving meal giveaway garnered a total of 350 comments during the course of the promotion. Ideal anticipates that number will grow in 2020 thanks to an increase in Facebook followers and engagement.

“Thanksgiving is all about taking stock of what we are grateful for and sharing a good meal with loved ones,” said Ideal CU President /CEO Brian Sherrick. “Ideal CU is excited to once again provide two complete Thanksgiving meals to two lucky families so they can spend more time catching up and less time in the kitchen cooking.”

Founded in 1926, Ideal Credit Union is a member owned financial institution that is dedicated to providing financial services driven by a sincere and personal interest in the needs of our employees, members and community. Ideal CU offers a complete range of services, including a full suite of digital banking products, savings, checking, loans, mortgage products, business services, investment services and more. Offices are located in Eagan, Hugo, Inver Grove Heights, North St. Paul, Stillwater and Woodbury. Visit for details and directions. Ideal has been voted “Best Credit Union in the East Metro” four years in a row by readers of the Stillwater Gazette, “Best Credit Union in the Forest Lake Area” by readers of the Forest Lake Times, and was named a 2020 Star Tribune Top Workplace. Equal Housing Lender.

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