HERKIMER – CSEA members in the Herkimer area recently collected more than eight hundred pounds of non-perishable food that they donated to the Utica-based Feed Our Vets Food Pantry.

According to CSEA Herkimer Local 822 President Beth Hall, the food was collected by several area CSEA groups, including Herkimer County BOCES employees, and members working at the Frankfort-Schuyler School District, where union Vice President Matt Crim collected donations during their “wacky hat day.”

“We are very grateful for the service our veterans have given, and this is one way we like to be able to give back to them,” Hall said.

CSEA represents more than 600 workers throughout 13 municipalities and school districts within Herkimer County.

The donated food completely filled up a pickup truck, and was gratefully accepted by Feed Our Vets representative Joseph Ancona.

Pictured, left to right, are Herkimer Local Treasurer Nina Petkovsek, Vice President Matthew Crim, Feed Our Vets Representative Joseph Ancona. and Local President Beth Hall, in front of the food that the Local collected to donate to the food pantry for veterans. Photo provided by Beth Hall.



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Mark Kotzin has been advocating on behalf of union members in CSEA's Central Region for more than 28 years, directing our Union's regional communications and public relations initiatives, helping build power on behalf of more than 45,000 active and retired union members throughout 20 counties in Central New York. Mark is a proud graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse, a 12+ gallon blood donor, and a passionate advocate for building workers' power through collective action!

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