Thursday, October 13, 2016 – HAUPPAUGE – Island Federal Credit Union (Island) will be collecting donations of non-perishable food on Thursdays from October 20th through Thursday, November 17th to support Long Island Cares. All nine Island branches including Hauppauge, Bellmore, Hicksville, Massapequa, Riverhead, Sayville, Selden, and Stony Brook University will take part in “Thankful Thursdays” to help families in need this Thanksgiving holiday. More than 300,000 Long Islanders struggle with domestic hunger and low food insecurity including, 89,000 children. “Working to support our communities is an important part of Island’s mission,” said Island Federal Credit Union President/CEO Bret Sears. “We have partnered with Long Island Cares on several initiatives to address the problem of suburban hunger in our region, and we’re reaching out to our members, employees and the community to donate non-perishable food at any of our branches to assist the regional food bank in helping those in need this holiday season.”
“All Island branches will have food collection boxes and material describing some of the most needed foods to help families experiencing hunger and food insecurity during this time of the year,” said William Gonyou, Food Drive Manager at Long Island Cares. “There are many people in need including seniors, children, veterans and families that don’t have the resources to afford a healthy holiday meal this season and the generosity of Island Federal Credit Union and its members will go a long way in helping us feed them this Thanksgiving.”
About Long Island Cares
Long Island Cares, Inc. – The Harry Chapin Regional Food Bank has been Long Island’s regional food bank since 1980. Long Island Cares brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry and food insecure on Long Island and to the best of their ability, provides for the humanitarian needs of the community. Their goals are to improve food security for families, sponsor programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency and educate the general public about the causes and consequences of hunger on Long Island. Their vision is “A Hunger Free Long Island.”
About Island Federal Credit Union
Island Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Hauppauge, N.Y., is a not-for-profit, full-service financial institution, providing affordable banking products and services to Long Islanders. Founded in 1955, Island has grown to be among the top performing credit unions in New York State with over $1 billion in assets, serving more than 35,000 members. Island’s successful track record can be attributed to consistently delivering the best rates, no hidden fees, and exceptional service to its members. When banking at Island, members have access to a complete menu of loan and deposit products, including: Simply Free Checking accounts, Certificate accounts, IRAs, Auto, Mortgage, Home Equity loans and lines, a Best Rate and a Best Rewards MasterCard® and Student Choice College loans. For anytime access, Island offers free 24/7/365 customer service, online banking, bill payer, and mobile banking services.
In 2014, Island announced a 10-year, multi-faceted partnership with Stony Brook University that included naming rights of the Island Federal Credit Union Arena, sponsorship of the Stony Brook Film Festival, support of the Long Island State Veterans Home and Stony Brook Children’s Hospital as well as providing two branches and more than 11 ATMs on the Stony Brook University campus. In addition to the Stony Brook University locations, Island operates seven full service branches throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties, located in Bellmore, Hauppauge, Hicksville, Massapequa, Riverhead, Sayville, and Selden. Island members can also access their Island accounts at more than 5,000 shared credit union branches throughout the country, and over 55,000 surcharge-free ATM networks worldwide. For more information about Island, stop by any branch, visit their website, islandfcu.com, or call (631) 851-1100.