First Financial Donates to First Fruits Farm’s Greenhouse Initiative


January 27, 2022 (Sparks, MD) – Kicking off the new year with outreach to strengthen the local community and partners, First Financial Federal Credit Union has made a $30,000 donation to First Fruits Farm in support of their greenhouse initiative.

“First Financial Federal Credit Union’s generous investment in the Farm’s Greenhouse Initiative will help to support the construction of our fourth commercial greenhouse. This initiative has profoundly impacted our production capabilities – not only tripling the volume but also producing the highest-quality tomatoes, peppers, and lettuce, along with extending our growing season,” says First Fruits Farm Executive Director, Rick Bernstein.

With the expansion of their greenhouse initiative, First Fruits Farm hopes to continue to increase their volunteer community annually. First Financial is one of many local organizations that have volunteered at the farm. For several years, First Financial employees and their family members volunteer by sorting and bagging pounds of farm-fresh produce that is distributed to those in need throughout the community.

“First Fruits Farm is so grateful for our longtime relationship with First Financial and its employees who regularly volunteer every year to support our mission.  We always look forward to their annual day of service at the Farm and are truly blessed by this partnership,” said Bernstein.

In 2021, the Farm donated 2.4+ million pounds of produce to feed the hungry, welcomed 13,000+ volunteers of all ages, partnered with 80+ organizations to distribute their produce, and expanded their footprint to include VA, NC, SC, and FL.

To support First Fruits Farm initiatives, visit For details on First Financial outreach initiatives held throughout the year, visit To learn more about being a part of the First Financial difference, visit or call Member Services at 410-321-6060, option 5.

About First Financial Federal Credit Union: First Financial Federal Credit Union serves the employees, students, and parents of the Baltimore and Carroll County Public School systems, as well as the employees and families of many private schools, colleges, hospitals, and businesses in Baltimore and Carroll Counties. The Credit Union’s product offerings include free checking, online and mobile services, auto loans, credit cards, and home loans. Don’t Just Bank, Belong; visit for details.

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