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ESL Donates $75,000 to Feedmore WNY Emergency Response Fund

The donation comes in the wake of the tragic mass shooting in Buffalo, NY on May 14, 2022, to directly support those impacted in the community.

Rochester, N.Y. — ESL Federal Credit Union announces it has donated $75,000 to Feedmore WNY Emergency Response Fund in the wake of the tragic mass shooting in Buffalo, NY on May 14, 2022.

“In the midst of this horrific tragedy, we want to do our part in supporting our neighbors in Buffalo, specifically those on the city’s eastside who were directly impacted,” said Ajamu Kitwana, Vice President/Director, Community Impact, ESL Federal Credit Union. “Their pain is felt by all of us throughout our region and has motivated us to join in with many others who have donated their time, funds and resources to the people of Buffalo’s eastside community.”

On May 16, FeedMore WNY announced a partnership with Resource Council of WNY to distribute food donations to community members affected by the mass shooting at Tops Friendly Markets on Jefferson Avenue.

Through its food bank distribution center and partner hunger-relief agencies, as well as its home-delivered meal program and other targeted feeding programs, FeedMore WNY alleviates hunger and assists community members of all ages throughout Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Niagara counties. For more details visit

About ESL Federal Credit Union

With more than 100 years of locally owned history, ESL Federal Credit Union serves as a full-service financial institution to more than 391,000 members and 14,000 businesses. Founded in 1920, the company provides personal banking, business banking, mortgage services and wealth management services through its locally based 23-branch network; telephone, mobile and online banking; and live chat center.

The Rochester-based financial institution employs approximately 920 people in the Greater Rochester area and holds more than $9.2 billion in assets. Since 1996, ESL has paid out 27 consecutive Owners’ Dividends to its members, totaling more than $240 million. Since the creation of its Community Impact initiative in 2018, ESL has reinvested more than $70 million in grants throughout the community. The company has appeared on the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list for 11 years, since 2010. ESL Federal Credit Union is headquartered at 225 Chestnut Street, in Rochester and can be found online at

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For more information, contact:

Rich Pulvino, APR
Vice President/Director, Corporate Communications