Every day, thousands of people on Long Island go hungry. Residents can help me help Long Islanders who are in need of food by stopping by my Community Office to donate any non-perishable food item, which will be collected by Long Island Cares.
I am participating in the Long Island Cares, Inc. – The Harry Chapin Food Bank “Join Hearts for Hunger” Legislative Food Drive Challenge, which helps LI Cares to feed more than 300,000 food insecure Long Islanders.
My Community Office is located at 595 Stewart Avenue (Suite 540) in Garden City, and the office telephone is 516-739-1700. The food drive will last through March 9, 2012.
In 2011, Long Island Cares distributed 6.3 million pounds to Long Islanders in need, and 15% of this food was collected through food drives such as this. Residents can help them continue to meet increased demand through the “Join Hearts for Hunger” Legislative Food Challenge. Their mission is to eliminate hunger, and it is an ongoing challenge, one they recognize cannot be accomplished without the great support of the community.