America First Credit Union is conducting its ninth annual Food Drive in Utah and Nevada. Both American First Credit Union Offices: its main branch at 590 W. Mesquite Blvd., or  its satellite branch, 1120 W. Pioneer Blvd., inside Walmart

America First is asking the community to drop off nutritious, non-perishable food staples such as peanut butter, canned tuna fish and canned vegetables, to its Mesquite branches, two of the 104 branches located across Utah and Southern Nevada.

All members who donate will receive an entry into a drawing for an iPad, for every food item they donate.

In 2012 America First collected 8,720 pounds of food throughout its service area, and hopes to increase that to well over 9,000 pounds this year.

“It’s sad to think that many families in our credit union communities are struggling financially and can’t afford life’s simplest necessities,” said John B. Lund, president and CEO of America First.