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Broadview Federal Credit Union Ends 2022 with $500,000 in Donations to Fight Hunger and Food Insecurity Across the State



(Albany, NY) Broadview Federal Credit Union will close out 2022 with a continued focus on supporting the community. Broadview will donate more than $500,000 to fight hunger and food insecurity throughout the Capital Region, Binghamton, Syracuse, and Buffalo.

The half-million-dollar donation focuses on addressing the immediate and increasing need for food while also helping local nonprofits plan for tomorrow.

The $500,000 donation includes short-term financial investments to help 51 food banks and pantries across Broadview’s geographic footprint stock their shelves. It also includes the purchase of a robust, new Freight Farm for the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY. This will be the fourth hydroponic farm in the Broadview-financed fleet. Like the others, the new Freight Farm will allow the Regional Food Bank to grow fresh, organic produce year-round safely and easily.

Thursday’s donation also continues to celebrate the merger that created Broadview. It marks the one-year anniversary of CAP COM and SEFCU’s first joint donation to local food pantries and food banks. Last year the organizations donated $350K through their “Giving Together” initiative. 

Media Availability: Distribution and Delivery

Who:
Broadview CEO Michael Castellana
Natasha Pernicka, Executive Director, Food Pantries for the Capital District
Nick Pisani, Chief Operating Officer, Albany Regional Food Bank
50+ Broadview employee volunteers

What: Presentation of $500K to more than 50 food pantries across New York State, and a SURPRISE Freight Farm donation to the Regional Food Bank.

When: This Thursday, December 22nd from 8:45 a.m. to 10:30a.m.

  • Media are welcome to arrive on site at 8:45a.m. for a 9:00a.m. presentation which will include remarks from Broadview CEO Michael Castellana, Food Pantries for the Capital District Executive Director Natasha Pernicka, and Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York Chief Operating Officer Nick Pisani. After the presentation, Broadview employee volunteers will be deployed to deliver checks to local food pantries.

Where: Broadview’s Operations Center, 700 Patroon Creek Boulevard in Albany.

Why: Food insecurity is a major problem, both locally and globally. By supporting local nonprofit organizations who are working tirelessly with the hungry and homeless, Broadview is helping to feed individuals and families across the state and giving them hope for brighter days ahead.

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