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'Cornival' raises $9,500 for the Regional Food Bank of NENY

ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CDPHP and SEFCU recently teamed up to fight hunger and raise money for the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York by hosting a fundraiser at the Patroon Creek office complex. The fun-filled event was a huge success, bringing in $9,485.70 for the Food Bank, as well as non-perishable food donations donated by attendees.

Dubbed the "We're All Ears Cornival," the event featured sweet and savory corn-themed dishes from local restaurants. Tasters voted on their favorite dish, with Druthers Brewing Company taking home the "Golden Kernel" award for their Grilled Corn-Pimento Cheese Popcorn Ball with Smoked Tomato Jam and Sweet Corn Cream. The event also featured carnival-like games and prizes and musical entertainment provided by local radio station WYJB 95.5FM.

The following Capital Region restaurants generously donated their time and culinary talents:

  • Angelo's 677 Prime
  • Capital City Gastropub
  • City Line Bar and Grill
  • Creo
  • Druthers Brewing Company
  • Four Corners Luncheonette
  • Honest Weight Food Co-op
  • Legal Pantry
  • Milano Restaurant
  • Patroon Cafe at CDPHP
  • Provence Restaurant & Wine Bar
  • New World Bistro Bar
  • The Hollow Bar + Kitchen
  • Zia Maria's Cafe at SEFCU

About CDPHP®

Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 24 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram.

About SEFCU

Established in 1934, today SEFCU is among the 50 largest credit unions in the U.S. with $3 billion in assets, over 330,000 members, and 47 branches in the Capital Region, Binghamton, Syracuse, and Buffalo. In addition to full service retail and commercial banking products and services, SEFCU is committed to supporting the community through the donation of time and talent of its staff and members, as well as monetary contributions to help people and make an impact in the communities it serves. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

CONTACT: Deanna.AmoreMies@cdphp.com

Source:Capital District Physicians' Health Plan, Inc.