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Pitch In: Renegades & HFCU Partner for Veterans Day Food Drive

Food items collected will be donated to the Castle Point VA Medical Center in Wappingers Falls
The Renegades and Heritage Financial Credit Union are collecting food to donate to the Castle Point VA Medical Center.
October 11, 2023

Wappingers Falls, N.Y. (Oct. 11, 2023) – The Hudson Valley Renegades, the High-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, and Heritage Financial Credit Union (HFCU), a local Credit Union serving communities in and around the Hudson Valley for over 80 years, are proud to partner on a Veterans Day Food

Wappingers Falls, N.Y. (Oct. 11, 2023) – The Hudson Valley Renegades, the High-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, and Heritage Financial Credit Union (HFCU), a local Credit Union serving communities in and around the Hudson Valley for over 80 years, are proud to partner on a Veterans Day Food Drive beginning today to benefit the Castle Point VA Medical Center in Wappingers Falls.

Those wishing to donate to the food drive are asked to bring non-perishable food items to the drop-off locations at HFCU branches, including the Financial Development Center in Poughkeepsie, or Heritage Financial Park. Items will be collected through Friday, November 3. To find a Heritage Financial Credit Union branch near you, click here.

Representatives from the Renegades and HFCU will deliver the donated goods to the Castle Point VA on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 9 a.m. ahead of the celebration of Veterans Day on the following Saturday.

“We are so appreciative of our veterans and all they have done to defend our freedoms at home and abroad, and are committed to giving back to them in every way possible,” said Zach Betkowski, General Manager of the Renegades. “We are thrilled to be doing this food drive in conjunction with our community partnership with Heritage Financial Credit Union to give back to those who have done so much for us.”

The Castle Point VA lists the following items as among the most-needed:

  • Coffee/Tea

  • Progresso/Chunky Soup

  • Vegetable Oil

  • Ketchup/Mustard/Mayonnaise

  • Juices (apple, grape, etc.)

  • Cranberry Sauce

  • Pancake Mix & Syrup

  • Cereal & Oatmeal

  • Pickles or Vinegar

  • Canned Tuna or Chicken

  • Broths/Gravy

  • Instant Mashed Potatoes

  • Grape Jelly & Jams

  • Stew/Chili/Hash

  • Canned & Baked Beans

  • Cake/Muffin/Brownie Mix

  • Salad Dressing

  • Canned Potato/Yams

  • Sugar/Flour

  • Pasta/Rice Side Mixes

  • Peanut Butter

  • Stuffing Mix

  • Canned Meat (Spam)

  • Macaroni & Cheese

  • Canned Ravioli/Spaghetti-O’s

  • Ramen Noodle/Noodle Mixes

  • White/Brown Rice

  • Jell-O/Pudding/Cookies/Crackers

  • Hamburger Helper

  • Canned Fruits

  • Crushed/Diced/Whole Tomatoes

  • Pasta & Spaghetti Sauce

  • Canned Vegetables

ABOUT THE HUDSON VALLEY RENEGADES

The Hudson Valley Renegades have served as the High-A affiliate of the New York Yankees since 2021 and were the South Atlantic League North Division Champions in 2023. Since 1994, the Renegades have provided the Hudson Valley with affordable, family-friendly entertainment through the game of baseball at Heritage Financial Park, part of the award-winning Dutchess County Parks system. Season Ticket Memberships for the 2024 30th anniversary season are on sale now, and may be purchased at www.hvrenegades.com or over the phone by calling (845) 838-0094.

ABOUT HERITAGE FINANCIAL CREDIT UNION

Heritage Financial Credit Union is a not-for-profit cooperative association focused on empowering and supporting the financial growth of its members and communities. They offer all of the full service capabilities as a big bank such as checking, savings, loans, online banking and much more. Since 1940, Heritage Financial CU has been helping members reach their financial goals by providing them the tools and resources to achieve their own personal success. Anyone who lives, works, worships, or goes to school in Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, Rockland, Sullivan, Sussex, NJ or Pike, PA counties can open an account with as little as $0.01. To learn more, visit www.heritagefcu.com.

ABOUT DIAMOND BASEBALL HOLDINGS

Diamond Baseball Holdings (DBH) was formed in 2021 to support, promote and enhance Minor League Baseball Clubs affiliated with Major League Baseball through professional management, best practices, innovation and investment (DiamondBaseballHoldings.com).