Bay Federal provides free ice cream to members affected by PG&E Power Shutoff

CAPITOLA, CA (October 14, 2019) — As hundreds of thousands of people across Northern California were experiencing a lack of power due to PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff, Bay Federal Credit Union had a unique idea to spread some cheer to its affected members.

The credit union partnered with Aunt LaLi’s Mobile Café to surprise and delight members, employees, and neighbors by providing free ice cream snacks at Bay Federal’s Aptos, Capitola, and Scotts Valley branches. These three locations happened to be where a number of homes and businesses were without power. Members of Bay Federal’s Senior Leadership Team helped distribute the treats and snacks from the truck.

Even though the branches were without power, they remained open and available to serve their members with certain transactions. Branch employees also showed members how they could perform transactions on their mobile devices, as mobile banking was unaffected by the power outage. The ice cream snacks were an additional unexpected treat.

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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