Suffolk Federal to Host Annual County-Wide Food Drive

Donations accepted throughout October


As the Fall season begins and the holiday season draws closer, Suffolk Federal is reminding the public to lend a helping hand to those most in need.


From October 1-30, the Long Island financial institution will host its annual food drive to collect non-perishable goods. Everyone is invited to drop-off items to any of Suffolk Federal’s ten branch locations. Canned products including meats, pastas and sauces as well as dried foods such as soups, crackers and snacks are both encouraged and appreciated.


This year’s food drive will benefit Helping Makes U Happy, a nonprofit organization located in Center Moriches that helps the underprivileged in the community. Founded in 2015, Helping Makes U Happy aims to inspire humans to make a difference through volunteering to enrich the lives of not only those less fortunate, but their own lives as well.


“We are amazed by the generosity of our community each and every year during this food drive so much so that it has become an integral part of Suffolk Federal’s mission,” said Ralph D. Spencer, Jr., President & CEO of Suffolk Federal. “Even the smallest of donations can make an enormous difference to our neighbors here in Suffolk County, ensuring everyone has food to eat into the holiday season.”


Those wishing to make a monetary donation to the food drive are welcome to, with donor cards being displayed at each branch.


About Helping Makes U Happy

Helping Makes U Happy is a nonprofit public charity founded by a young man with Down’s Syndrome named Keith Caputo. He was fortunate to have had the experience of being mentored by a special man who was committed to helping others, and this is Keith’s way of paying it forward. Their mission aims to demonstrate how every human is capable of making a difference through volunteering. Caputo hopes to inspire others to make a difference in the community with the belief that doing good not only helps the lives of the less fortunate, but their own lives as well. For more information, visit


About Suffolk Federal

Suffolk Federal is a not-for-profit cooperative financial institution chartered in 1967 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), and is owned and operated by its members. The volunteer-directed credit union has assets in excess of $1 billion, 10 branch locations and more than 60,000 members. Suffolk Federal offers all members incredible benefits like free checking, free online banking, low interest rates on home and auto loans and much more. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school or regularly conducts business in Suffolk County, NY as well as immediate family members of current membership. To learn more, visit, call 631.924.8000 or visit any Suffolk Federal branch today.