Food Drive Benefiting the I.N.N.
These past several years have been difficult times for many New Yorkers hit hard by the national and regional recession. Unfortunately, many of our neighbors suffer in silence, and must turn to food banks, pantries and soup kitchens. Now, however, the food banks are struggling to provide enough food and supplies for those in need, and can really use our help.
I am pleased to announce that I am sponsoring my annual Food Drive to benefit the Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN), who will be distributing all that is collected to the needy this season. I have partnered with several grocers and others throughout the Sixth Senatorial District, which will serve as convenient collection centers.
It is my hope to make food collection as easy as possible, and these outstanding partners welcome your donations as well. Please consider this request when shopping this holiday season. Non-perishable food collection bins will be in the following locations:King Kullen (206 New Hyde Park Road, Franklin Square)
KeyFood (153 Seventh Street, Garden City)
Priestley Chiropractic (81 Conklin Street, Farmingdale)
Waldbaums (1530 Front Street, East Meadow)
Stop & Shop (3750 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown)
Waldbaums (702 Hicksville Road, Massapequa)
ShopRite (1054 Old Country Road, Plainview)Super Compare Foods (496 Hempstead Turnpike, West Hempstead)
I expect additional stores and drop off locations to be added periodically. Additionally, any donations may be brought to my Community Office (595 Stewart Avenue, Garden City)
, where we will have collection bins located our office, Suite 540 on the fifth floor.
The summerís storms (Tropical Storms Lee and Irene) have cause a shortage, not only due to supplies and foodstuffs being needed earlier than usual, but those farmers who generously supply fresh food to the food banks were also adversely impacted by the summer storms. Thus, this year it is especially important for those who are able to contribute any non-perishable food items to do so.
If you need any assistance, please contact my Community Office at 516-739-1700 and remember to visit my website (www.kemphannon.com) for up-to-date information on new drop-off locations, as well as a variety of important State programs and services. I thank you in advance for your great generosity and compassion, and my best wishes to all for a safe and healthy holiday season, and prosperity in the New Year.
Sixth Senatorial District