Neighbors FCU purchases $10,000 in gift cards from Keep BR Serving program

BATON ROUGE, LA (April 3, 2020) — Neighbors FCU will purchase $10,000 in gift cards from restaurants participating in Mayor-President Sharon Weston-Broome’s Keep BR Serving campaign. The gift cards will be provided to NFCU employees in essential roles who are unable to work from home.

The Keep BR Serving campaign will direct 30 percent of revenue from gift card sales directly to impacted tipped workers to help cover lost tips and wages.

“We feel this is a great way to fulfill the needs of our staff and community at the same time,” Neighbors President and CEO Steve Webb said. “This allows us to provide some resources to those who have been financially impacted by the social distancing mandates.”

“At this time we have 120 staff members making sacrifices to provide a vital service to our members despite many closures adding a layer of difficulty to their lives.”

Below is a list of restaurant from which Neighbors FCU purchased gift cards:

  • Casa Maria
  • Las Palmas
  • Papi’s Mexican Cuisine
  • Café Phoenicia
  • Duke’s Seafood and Steak house
  • Walk-On’s Bistro and Bar
  • Burgersmith
  • Empire Wingz
  • Rocco’s New Orleans Style Po-boys
  • Goodwood Grill
  • Papi’s Fajita Factory
  • Bayou Café
  • Heads & Tails
  • Dempsey’s Poboys
  • Willie’s Restaurant
  • Fiery Crab
  • Caribbean Joe’s
  • Pluckers
  • Brew-Bachers

In addition to this contribution the credit union made the following operation adjustments for the COVID-19 pandemic.

  1. A Loan Payment Relief Program allowing members the opportunity to skip 90 days of payments on their current Neighbors loans.
  2. A new Relief Assistance Loan up to $3,000 for those who qualify.
  3. Extended drive-thru hours from 8 AM – 6 PM at all locations.

Complete information on these products including qualifications and limitations, see their website at

About Neighbors Federal Credit Union

Neighbors Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative operating as an  association dedicated to "people helping people." A handful of educators started Baton Rouge  Teachers in 1954 with a shoe box, a couple hundred dollars and the goal of making financial  services available to school system employees in our area.   Now, Neighbors Federal Credit Union is the largest community-chartered credit union in the  state of Louisiana with over 76,000 members and over $1 billion in assets. Since that time,  Neighbors has undergone a variety of changes, but the mission has stayed the same: Enhance  members' financial well-being and be a partner in the communities Neighbors serves.


Betty Mujica-Milano
Community Outreach Coordinator |

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