Press Release – Donations Benefit New Mexico Families


ALBUQUERQUE, NM—Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union (SLFCU) and Sandia National Laboratories teamed up recently to collect and donate 279 turkeys for New Mexicans in need this holiday season during their annual Take a (Frozen) Turkey to Work Day food drive.

SLFCU’s New Mexico branches in Albuquerque, Farmington, Edgewood, and Los Lunas served as drop-off locations for frozen turkey donations from credit union members, Lab employees, and others.

“Sandia Labs values the partnership with SLFCU for the annual Take a Frozen Turkey to Work Day food drive,” said Sandia Labs Community Relations Specialist Katrina Wagner. “The ability to donate turkeys at Sandia Labs as well as multiple branch locations makes it easy for our employees to participate, which is important to the community as inflation has increased food prices. I love this partnership because together we can increase the positive impact and help feed more families this holiday season.”
Turkeys collected in the Albuquerque/Rio Rancho area were distributed to families in need through Roadrunner Food Bank, while turkeys donated in Farmington went to ECHO Food Bank.

Turkeys collected in Los Lunas and Edgewood were distributed through agencies in each of their respective communities.
Additionally, the food drive was able to secure more than $5,000 in cash donations for the two food banks. Those wishing to make their own donations can visit in the Farmington area or in central New Mexico.

Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union is one of New Mexico’s largest credit unions by asset size, and serves more than 132,000 members with 12 branches in the New Mexico area and one in Livermore, California. SLFCU currently holds $3.2 billion in assets. Formed in 1948 by employees of Sandia National Laboratories, the field of membership served by SLFCU now includes more than 1,100 partner companies in New Mexico and California. Employees of those companies and their family members use SLFCU for financial services that include checking, savings, home mortgages, auto loans, credit and debit cards, and investment services. Members enjoy a nationwide, surcharge-free ATM system and free online account services. The Credit Union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and is an Equal Housing Lender; we make loans without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, handicap, or familial status.

PHOTO CAPTION: Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union (SLFCU) members DeVonna Flanery (left) and Lisa Mahkee (right) of Albuquerque donated a combined total of 19 turkeys to the Take a (Frozen) Turkey to Work food drive, a joint project of SLFCU and Sandia National Laboratories.

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