Collage of food drive items

Food Donations Accepted At All Branches

We are proud to once again host Redwood Empire Food Bank donation stations. Food donations help keep shelves stocked with non-perishable staple groceries for distribution to those facing food insecurity, and also supports 150 partner organizations.

The items most in need are:

  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Chicken
  • Peanut Butter
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Oats
  • Dry Beans
  • Low Sugar Cereal

Also, please keep these guidelines in mind:

  • No glass
  • No perishable items
  • No open items
  • No homemade items
  • No items past their “Use before” date

In 2020, Redwoord Empire Food Bank distributed staples for more than 26 million meals, relying on 10,000 dedicated volunteers. "As a longtime resident, I have seen firsthand how important this food bank is to our community. We are proud to help collect food so they can nourish the North Bay," said Chris Call, North Bay CU CEO.

Collection barrels are located at all North Bay CU branches. Click here to find the branch location near you. And thank you for helping our community.


Toy drive photo

Donate Target Gift Cards for YWCA Kids

YWCA Sonoma County has a vision for every family in Sonoma County to be safe in their own home. Their mission is to end domestic violence through awareness, education, and empowerment.

YWCA operates "A Special Place Preschool", which is the only preschool in Sonoma County offering onsite therapy for kids ages 3 to 5 years old who have been impacted by domestic violence. Their focus is on developing social and emotional skills so preschoolers become kindgergarten-ready learners.

Donate to YWCA's Secret Santa Campaign

North Bay Credit Union wants to help these kids have a wonderful holiday. Please consider donating Target Gift Cards in any amount to any of our branches between now and December 10. You may also donate cards with balances you already have at home. Every gift card helps create a memorable holiday for special children in our community. If you have questions, please contact Lynnette Barlesi, North Bay CU Operations Manager, at (707) 584-0384 or via e-mail.


Avoid holiday scams

Scammers know that the holidays can be distracting and will take advantage of this. Here are a few tips to keep your accounts safe.

Are you shopping where you think you are?
When you enter an address in your browser, double-check the spelling. Scammers have been known to set up look-alike sites to capture your information.
 
Look for the lock and watch your “S"
Look at the retailers web address in your browser. Is there a lock symbol next to it? Does the address have an “S” as in “https” (not just “http)? If you don’t see both, don’t give them any personal account or financial information.
 
A little info but not too much
When making a purchase, it’s normal to give your shipping address and a phone number. If the vendor is asking for things like your Social Security number, that’s a red flag.
 
A coffee shop is no place to shop
It’s tempting to use free Wi-Fi in a coffee shop or airport to do some shopping. Don’t do it. You’ll be on unprotected public Wi-Fi, revealing your personal information to anyone nearby.
 
Don’t store your information
If you let a vendor store your credit card info for use next time you shop online with them, that means when the merchant’s data is hacked, your account data is too. It’s worth the extra minute to just input your account information each time rather than letting an online merchant keep it on file.
 
Check out the charity
If someone calls or texts you to donate money, do not make a donation. Ask for their website address so you can research them and make a donation online. And before you donate, go here.
 

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