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Local Credit Unions Partner in Effort to Restock Hudson Valley VA Hospital Food Pantry for Holiday Season


KINGSTON—Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union (MHV), Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Ulster Federal Credit Union and TEG Federal Credit Union banned together this Fall with the goal of feeding our local veterans. Collectively, the local credit unions received over $9,500 worth of non-perishable food items from the community to benefit the food pantry at the Castle Point Veteran Hospital (VA).


The 'Feed Our Vets' food drive is part of the Catskill/Hudson Chapter of the New York Credit Union Association’s annual community outreach initiative. Demonstrating the credit union difference, each credit union worked together to hold a food drive at all of their branch locations during the month of October. Representatives from each of the four participating credit unions delivered the donated food items to Castle Point Veteran Hospital (VA).


MHV Vice President of Operations, Michelle McCourt led the food drive this year at the credit union. Michelle commented, “We delivered a record amount of food last week to the VA Hospital at Castle Point. I cannot begin to tell you how much it is appreciated by the veterans who benefit from the VA food pantry, it's very humbling to be thanked by a veteran who was willing to give everything for our country.”


Castle Point Veteran Hospital (VA) located in Castle Point, NY is a health care facility in the VA Hudson Valley Health Care Services (HVHCS) network.   The VA HVHCS provides patient-centered, integrated health care, research, and education for Veterans, as well as access to seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics based throughout the counties in the Hudson Valley area.



Photo Credit (from left to right): Patricia Connors, Document/Mail Specialist at Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Michelle McCourt, Vice President of Operations at Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Jenny Fox, Community Relations & Marketing Coordinator at TEG Federal Credit Union, Elaine Lacy, Community Relations and Marketing Coordinator at TEG Federal Credit Union, Kathy Ferrusi, Senior Community Relations Coordinator at Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union.

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