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PCSB Bank Announces Healthy Eating Community Cook-Off

PCSB Bank has announced the 2017 Healthy Eating Community Cook-Off, in collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital and the American Heart Association. The Cook-Off finals will be held at noon Nov. 7, at the hospital’s Farmers Market in the main lobby (1980 Crompond Road).

The public, along with bank customers and employees, are invited to submit their favorite “Healthy Eating” recipes at one of PCSB’s 15 local branches, located throughout Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, and Rockland counties in New York. Entries can also be submitted at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital. The entry deadline is Oct. 27.

“As a community-focused bank, we are dedicated to enhancing the well-being of people in the counties we serve—this includes physical as well as financial health,” said Joseph D. Roberto, chairman, president and chief executive officer of PCSB Bank. “The Community Cook-Off really engages people in thinking about how to make healthier food choices, get fit, and improve heart health, while still enjoying delicious meals.”

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Four finalists will be chosen to present their recipes at the Healthy Eating Community Cook-Off on Nov. 7. A panel of culinary judges will taste each dish and select a Community Cook-off Champion, who will receive a grand prize of an Apple Watch, while finalists receive a Fitbit wristband. The event will also feature local produce, crafts, a raffle for prizes, and a cardiologist to answer questions about heart health.

The Healthy Eating Community Cook-off is designed to raise awareness of Eat Smart Month, an initiative by the American Heart Association to encourage people to make healthy eating choices as they approach the holiday season. The program promotes these goals: Eat smart. Add color. Move more. Be well.” To access additional healthy eating information and resources, please visit:

In addition to the Community Cook-Off, PCSB Bank has demonstrated its commitment to the American Heart Association through a notable donation and its yearly participation in the AHA Heart Walk.

About NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital: Founded in 1889 by the Helping Hand Association, NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital serves residents of the Hudson Valley and Westchester County. The 128-bed facility joined the NewYork-Presbyterian health system in 2015 and offers a wide range of inpatient and ambulatory services. The hospital, with 450 physicians on staff in 62 specialties, is home to the "No Wait" emergency department, which sees more than 40,000 visits per year. The NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center provides patients with access to an extraordinary level of expertise and resources, including highly skilled and dedicated oncologists from ColumbiaDoctors, the faculty practice of Columbia University Medical Center.  Medical oncology, radiation oncology, the infusion center and support services are centrally located in one building on the Cortlandt Manor campus.  NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital has received numerous recognitions and awards, including Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission for Improving Quality and Safety. Three consecutive Magnet accreditations underscore the hospital’s excellence in patient care and nursing innovation.  In 2017, the hospital earned the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite from the American Heart Association. In 2016, the Ambulatory Surgery Department received another Press Ganey “Guardian of Excellence Award” for providing an exceptional patient experience. For more information, visit or call 914-737-9000.

About PCSB Bank: PCSB Bank ( has served the banking needs of its customers in the Lower Hudson Valley of New York State since 1871. It operates from its executive offices/headquarters and 15 branch offices located in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, and Rockland counties. PCSB Bank has consolidated total assets of $1.24 billion, total deposits of $1.11 billion and total equity of $112.8 million.

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