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SEFCU Donates $260,000 Across Its Regions To Rescue Missions and Food Pantries



SEFCU has once again provided significant year-end support to many struggling rescue missions and food pantries in the Capital Region by donating $142,000 to local organizations. In total, SEFCU presented checks for $260,000 across the state today as part of this effort. This is the eighth year that the credit union has made donations to rescue missions and food pantries.

 

The donation reflects SEFCU’s long-time commitment to giving back to the community. The credit union focuses on a number of issues including homelessness, food insecurity, and the problems facing families who do not have adequate food to meet family members’ needs.

“We’ve been providing these year-end funds to area food pantries and missions for eight years and each year I hope it would be our last because that would mean we have solved the issues of food insecurity and homelessness. But, as long as there are people hungry and in need of shelter, SEFCU will be there for them,” said Michael J. Castellana, president and CEO of SEFCU.

The donations were made to Capital Region, Buffalo, Syracuse and Binghamton organizations that serve the homeless and the hungry as follows:

 

 

Albany County:

  • Capital City Rescue Mission - $15,000
  • Sr. Maureen Joyce Center - $10,000
  • The Food Pantries - $10,000
  • South End Children’s Café -Streams of Dreams - $7,500
  • Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region - $5,000
  • Cathedral Food Pantry - $2,500
  • St. John – St. Anne - $2,500
  • St. Catherine’s Marillac Family Shelter - $2,500

 

Saratoga County:

  • Greater Galway Comm. Services Association - $5,000
  • Saratoga EOC - $5,000
  • Christ Episcopal Church Food Pantry - $2,500

Columbia County:

  • Catholic Charities – Columbia-Greene - $2,500

 

Herkimer County:

  • Catholic Charities – Herkimer - $2,500

Schoharie County:

  • Catholic Charities – Schoharie - $5,000
  • Schoharie County Community Action Program - $4,000

 

Fulton County:

  • Catholic Charities – Fulton-Montgomery - $5,000
  • Catholic Charities – Hilltowns - $2,500

 

Rensselaer County:

  • CoNSERNS - U Food Pantry (Catholic Charities) - $5,000
  • Hope 7 Food Pantry - $5,000
  • Roarke Center (Catholic Charities) - $5,000
  • St. Paul’s Center - $5,000
  • YWCA Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen - $5,000
  • Commission on Economic Opportunity - $1,500
  • Unity House - $1,500

 

Schenectady County:

  • City Mission of Schenectady - $15,000
  • Bethesda House - $5,000
  • Schenectady Inner City Ministry (SICM) - $5,000

 

Syracuse:

  • Catholic Charities Men’s Shelter - $20,000
  • Rescue Mission Soup Kitchen - $20,000
  • Meals on Wheels of Syracuse - $5,000
  • Samaritan Center - $2,500
  • Food Bank of Central NY - $1,000
  • Syracuse Northeast Community Center - $1,000

 

Binghamton:

  • Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse - $20,000
  • Whitney Place Rescue Mission - $5,000
  • Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry - $3,500

 

Buffalo:

  • Buffalo City Mission - $10,000
  • Compass House - $10,000
  • Food Bank of Western NY - $10,000
  • St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy - $10,000

 

Established in 1934, today SEFCU is among the 50 largest credit unions in the U.S. with more than $3.5 billion in assets, more than 350,000 members, and 47 branches in the Capital Region, Binghamton, Syracuse, and Buffalo. In addition to full service retail and commercial banking products and services, SEFCU is committed to supporting the community through the donation of time and talent of its staff and members, as well as monetary contributions to help people and make an impact in the communities it serves. Find us on Facebook® and follow us on Twitter®.

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