Ducks Team Up With Island Federal For Home Runs for Hunger

(Central Islip, N.Y., April 18, 2022) – The Long Island Ducks and Island Federal Credit Union today announced the debut of the “Home Runs for Hunger” program during the 2022 season of Ducks baseball.

“Working with like-minded partners that are dedicated to the community like Island Federal Credit Union and Long Island Cares, we are excited to take part in having a positive impact on Long Island’s food insecure population,” said Ducks President/GM Michael Pfaff. “We look forward to having every home run hit by the Ducks at home become a home run for the community.”

Every time the Ducks hit a home run at Fairfield Properties Ballpark this season, Island Federal will donate $100 to Long Island Cares, in an effort to fight hunger on Long Island. The total count begins on Friday, April 22, when the Ducks kick off their season against the York Revolution at 6:35 p.m. The team will provide monthly updates on its social media accounts to let fans know how many homers the team has hit in their home ballpark.

“We are excited to partner with the Ducks, because they represent a family-friendly organization that helps to make Long Island a great place to live and raise a family,” commented Bret W. Sears, President/CEO, Island Federal. He continues, “We are hoping they hit a lot of homers this season.”

Chris Murray, VP/Marketing adds, “For more than a decade, Island Federal has supported Long Island Cares in its mission to combat hunger on Long Island. Currently, there are more than 259,000 Long Islanders who remain food insecure, nearly a third of whom are children. Now working with the popular Ducks, we will not only donate to this worthy organization but also make more Long Islanders aware of the critical issue of food insecurity here at home.”

“Long Island Cares is very excited to be partnering again with Island Federal Credit Union and the Long Island Ducks to raise awareness and critical funding to support our efforts to solve food insecurity and hunger on Long Island,” said Paule Pachter, CEO, Long Island Cares. “Island Federal has been a major supporter of our programs that address homelessness, and childhood food insecurity on Long Island. I’m confident that the Long Island Ducks roster will take to the field this baseball season and hit the ball out of the park because every home run will bring hope to our neighbors in need.”

The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, a Professional Partner League of Major League Baseball. Over 8 million fans have enjoyed the Ducks brand of affordable, fun entertainment at Fairfield Properties Ballpark since inception in 2000. For further information, visit or call 631-940-DUCK (3825).


About Island Federal Credit Union


Island Federal Credit Union (Island Federal), headquartered in Hauppauge, N.Y., is a not-for-profit, full-service financial institution, providing affordable banking products and services to Long Islanders. Founded in 1955, Island has grown to be among the top performing credit unions in New York State with $1.6 billion in assets, serving nearly 50,000 Members. Island’s successful track record can be attributed to consistently delivering the best rates, no hidden fees, and exceptional service to its Members. When banking at Island, Members have access to a complete menu of loan and deposit products, including Simply Free Checking accounts, Certificate accounts, IRAs, Auto loans, Mortgage, Home Equity loans and lines, a Credit Mastercard® and Student Choice College loans. For anytime access, Island offers free 24/7/365 customer service, online banking, bill payer, and mobile banking services. In 2014, Island announced a 10-year, multi-faceted partnership with Stony Brook University that included naming rights of the Island Federal Credit Union Arena, sponsorship of the Stony Brook Film Festival, support of the Long Island State Veterans Home and Stony Brook Children’s Hospital as well as providing two branches and more than a dozen ATMs on the Stony Brook University campus. In 2018, Island Federal merged with Bay Ridge Federal Credit Union, adding a branch in Brooklyn. In addition to the Stony Brook University and Brooklyn locations, Island operates eight full-service branches located on Long Island, in Bellmore, East Setauket, Hauppauge, Hicksville, Massapequa, Riverhead, Sayville, and Selden. Island Members can also access their Island accounts at more than 5,600 shared credit union branches throughout the country, and over 110,000 surcharge-free ATM networks worldwide. For more information about Island, stop by any branch, visit their website,, or call (631) 851-1100.


About Long Island Cares


Founded by the late Harry Chapin, Long Island Cares brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry and food insecure on Long Island and, to the best of our ability, provides for the humanitarian needs of our community. Our goals are to improve food security for families, sponsor programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency, and educate the public about the causes and consequences of hunger on Long Island. Our vision is A Hunger Free Long Island.

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