Cambridge SAC News
Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union (Affinity Plus) held its ninth annual ‘Plus It Forward Day’ on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. Every year on the second Monday in October, all Affinity Plus branches close to give more than 560 employees a meaningful opportunity to give back to their local communities in ways that matter most to them.
“We look forward to Plus It Forward Day every year,” said Dave Larson, President and CEO of Affinity Plus. “It’s a day dedicated for our employees to give back to their communities and themselves. We care deeply about our communities and our employees so it’s a way for those two entities to come together. All acts of kindness, both big and small, were felt throughout this day, and we encourage everyone to get out in their communities and spread kindness – it matters.”
The Cambridge Senior Enrichment Center, aka SACs, offers reasonably priced meals for community members of all ages.
SACs Friendship Cafe offers homemade meals daily for both breakfast and lunch, and it’s meant to be a place for friendship in addition to food.
“We’re nonprofit and the only money we get is a budget from Isanti County in the amount of $14,400 twice per year, which basically only pays for our utilities,” said SACs coordinator Audrey Clough. “That isn’t enough to run a restaurant and then also provide activities.”
SACs (Senior Activity Center) celebrated the beginning of a new chapter at a ribbon cutting ceremony May 22 as it marked the opening of the new enrichment center in the City Center Mall right next to City Hall in Cambridge. With many city and county officials in attendance, people packed in tight to the new facility to hear them speak and await Congressman Rick Nolan.
“I’m humbled by what’s been done at SACs,” said Barb Bergwall, coordinator with SACs, as she took stock of the support and help from volunteers and the community. “They did the work cheerfully – now we have this beautiful center.”