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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.

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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 been immersed in the credit union industry for over a decade. She first joined CU Times in 2011 as a freelance writer, and following a two-year hiatus from 2013-2015, during which time she served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta Federal Credit Union), she re-joined the CU Times team full-time as managing editor. She was promoted to executive editor in 2019. In the earlier days of her career, Chilingerian focused on news and lifestyle journalism, serving as a writer and editor for numerous regional publications in Oregon, Louisiana, South Carolina and the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, she holds experience in marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space. At CU Times, she covers People and Community news, cybersecurity, fintech partnerships, marketing, workplace culture, leadership, DEI, branch strategies, digital banking and more. She currently works remotely and splits her time between Southern California and Portland, Ore.

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