CHIPLEY-- Community South Credit Union (CSCU) put "their money where their mouth is" recently by supporting local restaurants during the quarantine and feeding their dedicated

employees daily at all three branches located in Chipley, Bonifay, and Defuniak Springs. In all, the credit union invested $4,858 in meals from surrounding eateries.

CSCU began a phased reopening of branch lobbies in the beginning of May. Like most panhandle businesses, the credit union was closed to person-to-person transactions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. During that time, CSCU recognized an opportunity to support both employees and restaurants in their communities experiencing a significant slowdown in traffic due to the statewide stay-at-home orders.

"Every leader in our organization takes our commitment to the community very seriously," said Jan Page, CEO. "Community is in our name, and we’re dedicated to stepping up and providing resources whenever we can to positively impact lives affected by adversity. We encourage everyone to help support the local establishments that they love during this period of economic recovery."

Community South dedicates funds year-round to local causes such as education, hurricane preparedness, and more. In the near future, the credit union will launch two new programs to recognize local heroes and provide classroom grants. Learn more at

Community South Credit Union was chartered in 1959 to serve the employees of the Florida Department of Transportation District #3 and their families. The credit union has since expanded to include individuals and their relatives living or working in Washington County, Holmes County, Jackson County, Calhoun County, Walton County, Bay County, Okaloosa County, Liberty County, and Gadsden County. CSCU’s approach to banking mixes traditional hometown values with convenient technology and services. Visit for more information.