Kinecta FCU Kinecta FCU

Torrance Memorial Medical Center health care workers in Torrance, Calif., enjoy sweet treats from Kinecta Federal Credit Union’s ice cream truck. The $4.42 billion, Manhattan Beach, Calif.-based Kinecta served more than 2,700 scoops of ice cream to the health care workers during National Hospital Week from May 10-16. The health care workers also received highlighters and face masks.

Mission Fed Mission Fed CU

San Diego Food Bank President/CEO Jim Floros (left) and Mission Federal Credit Union President/CEO Debra Schwartz show off a check donation at Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. In April, the $4.3 billion, San Diego-based Mission Fed launched a $50,000 match campaign encouraging community members to help the food bank, a critical lifeline for thousands of San Diegans that helps feed vulnerable families and seniors and those impacted by COVID-19. Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, the San Diego Food Bank was providing food assistance and resources to 350,000 people every month. Now, that number is over 600,000. San Diegans’ generosity contributed to the grand total of $364,146, which will provide over 1.8 million meals.

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Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha Chilingerian has worked in the credit union space for over a decade. She joined CU Times as managing editor in 2015 and was promoted to executive editor in 2019. Before that, she served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta Federal Credit Union) in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer and editor for more than 17 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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