Mid-Hudson Valley FCU has pledged $30,000 to bolster local organizations’ pandemic relief work throughout the Hudson Valley.
Recognizing the “invaluable work” that area nonprofits are doing in support of COVID-19 relief, MHV partnered with six organizations dealing specifically with food insecurities to provide financial assistance for their efforts.
Recipients include People’s Place in Ulster County, Project Resilience in Ulster County, the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley in Orange County, the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan County, Caring for the Hungry and Homeless of Peekskill and Dutchess Responds, with each organization receiving a $5,000 grant.
“Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union is honored to support these six organizations who are providing an incredible service to a growing number of people in our community dealing with food insecurity,” says Michael Mattone, VP of Community Impact at MHV. “With the increased demand in our counties for something that is so essential to our daily lives, we hope our contribution helps these charities carry out their mission, and brings brighter days to families who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
With greater need due to the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley said the funds will allow its organization to provide 20,000 meals to those in need.
MVH also has plans to feed 100 nurses and hospital workers today with a food truck at Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie. The credit union is also organizing an upcoming “appreciation car parade,” which will include police and fire trucks, State Sen. Sue Serino of Dutchess County and MHV employees.