Bay Federal Credit Union raises nearly 75,000 meals for Second Harvest Food Bank

CAPITOLA, CA (January 28, 2020) — Bay Federal Credit Union members and employees raised $18,690.61 for Second Harvest Food Bank’s Holiday Food Drive from November 7 through December 31, 2019.

Thanks to Second Harvest’s incredible partnerships with farmers, retailers, and food bank networks, this translates into 74,762 healthy meals for families in Santa Cruz County. Members and employees also donated non-perishable food items to Second Harvest food barrels at each location during the food drive.

“We are so proud of our history of partnering with Second Harvest,” said Bay Federal President and CEO Carrie Birkhofer. “The commitment and local impact that this incredible organization has on our community is an inspiration to us all.”

Bay Federal Credit Union has supported Second Harvest Food Bank for 22 years. In Santa Cruz County, one in five people face hunger. One in four are children. Second Harvest Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger through healthy food, education, and leadership.

Bay Federal Credit Union members and employees raised more than $18,000 for the Second Harvest Food Bank’s Holiday Food Drive.

About Bay Federal Credit Union

Bay Federal Credit Union is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution that serves over 86,000 members and 2,400 local businesses throughout Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey counties. With more than $1.6 billion in assets, Bay Federal is the largest member-owned financial institution in the region. The organization has been proudly serving its members and the community since 1957. Bay Federal is a certified Community Development Financial Institution, with a primary mission of promoting community development alongside their financial activities. Bay Federal has an award-winning employee volunteer program in which employees have given their own money and volunteer for numerous local schools, nonprofit organizations, and community events each year.


Amy Ivey,
SVP, Chief Marketing Officer
Bay Federal Credit Union

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