Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union completes 8th Annual Holiday Food Drive for Long Island families in need

OCEANSIDE, NY (December 15, 2022)Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union, completed their annual Holiday Food Drive to benefit local families in need this holiday season. Donations that were accepted at OFFCU branches were delivered on December 1 to the food pantry at St. Vincent de Paul Parish located in Elmont, NY.

“We have always had a vested interest in the health and welfare of our community and the people in it,” said Joe Tedesco, President & CEO of OFFCU. “This is our 8th year completing our food drive and it gets better every year. It is so important that we help those who are less fortunate or who maybe have fallen on hard times. By lifting up those who need it, we elevate everyone.”

As part of the drive, OFFCU accepted non-perishable food, household and personal care items. These items included, baby food, shelf stable milk, canned goods, sponges, garbage bags, baby products, paper products as well as other items such as blankets and clothing.

“We are so grateful to Ocean Financial for their continued support of our parish,” said Mary Rose O’Hara, Outreach Coordinator at St. Vincent de Paul Parish. “Food insecurity in New York is on the rise and families are in need of our services more than ever. We are so grateful to organizations who help us to give back to those in need, especially during the holiday season.

Photo attached, credit Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union. Joseph Tedesco, President & CEO of Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union and Mary Rose O’Hara, Outreach Coordinator at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, stand with volunteers at Holiday Food Drive drop off for Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union.

About Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union

Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union was formed in 1969 by a group of Father Joseph O’Connell Knights of Columbus members looking to provide financial services to Brother Knights and their families. Over the years, the credit union has evolved in name and in the field of membership, while maintaining ties to their Catholic roots.

Today, Ocean Financial has grown to over $359 million in assets, serving members of the Knights of Columbus in New York State, the Diocese of Rockville Centre, and any Catholic interested in the credit union. Inspired by their Catholic values, Ocean Financial provides exceptional products and services to the Catholic community. The credit union takes pride in having Catholic values you can bank on. Ocean Financial promotes these values throughout the entire organization, down to the logo. To learn more, visit


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