Long Island Cares receives generous donation of $30,000 from Island Federal Credit Union

LACEY, WA (March 29, 2018) — Island Federal Credit Union has donated $30,000 to Long Island Cares – The Harry Chapin Food Bank on behalf of its “Hope for the Homeless” outreach services.

The generous donation will help Long Island Cares focus on the needs of homeless individuals in Nassau and Suffolk Counties – often an “invisible” population – providing them with ready-to-eat emergency food and personal hygiene items.

“We are extremely grateful to Island Federal Credit Union for their continued support of Long Island Cares and our efforts to solve hunger on Long Island,” said Paule T. Pachter, CEO of Long Island Cares, Inc. – The Harry Chapin Food Bank.  “Their most recent donation will allow us to provide emergency food and critical support services for the approximately 400 homeless individuals that we assist every month.”

Island Federal Credit Union has been an active supporter of Long Island Cares in the fight against hunger and food insecurity. Among many examples, in November 2017, Island Federal Credit Union collecteddonations of non-perishable food for the regional food bank as part of its “Thankful Thursdays.”

“An important part of Island’s mission is to support causes to help people in need in our communities, especially when it comes to the serious issues of hunger and food insecurity on Long Island,”said Bret W. Sears, President/CEO of Island Federal Credit Union. “We are pleased to partner with Long Island Cares and to provide $30,000 in support of its Homeless Outreach Program. We encourage all Long Islanders to support this valiant organization as well.”

About O Bee Credit Union

O Bee Credit Union (The Olympia Brewing Co. Employees and Families Credit Union) was started February 15, 1955, by Ted McGill, who worked in the bottle house of the brewery. This full-service not-for-profit credit union, owned by its members, has seven branches located in Lacey, Tumwater, Tenino, Yelm, West Olympia, Point Ruston and Fern Hill in Tacoma. Membership is open to all Washington residents. Visit for more information about O Bee Credit Union. 

About Long Island Cares

Founded by the late Harry Chapin, 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 our ability, provides for the humanitarian needs of our community.  Our 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.  Our vision is A Hunger Free Long Island.


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