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Increased Demand Drives Expansion of Island Harvest Food Bank “Summer Food Service Program,” Which Helps Low-Income Children When School’s Out

— Regional food bank expects to serve approximately 175,000 meals to be served to 5,500 children in Nassau and Suffolk counties this summer —   HAUPPAUGE, NY — June 12, 2017 — More than 118,000 schoolchildren on Long Island rely on free breakfast and lunch programs during the school year, but lack access to sufficient …

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Island Harvest Food bank Receives Morgan Stanley Grant to Expand Program Delivering Nutritious Meals to Children and Families

— Food Bank Participates in Nationwide “Feeding Kids Around the Clock” Initiative —   HAUPPAUGE, NY — June 7, 2017 — Island Harvest Food Bank today announced it has received a $50,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to fund its School Pantry program, a child hunger initiative that helps to make sure low-income families …

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Free Bus Passes for Nassau County Residents

Island Harvest has partnered with NICE and United Way to provide free bus passes up to $110 annual cap to help with the cost of transportation for Nassau County residents. Transportation can be used for: Work School Job Interviews Medical Treatment Benefit Application Appointments Other Critical Activities

J. Kings Food Service Donates 20k Square Foot Warehouse Space in Calverton To Island Harvest Food Bank

–Facility will help improve food collection and distribution to those in need on the East End; will also serve as distribution point for disaster preparedness in Eastern Suffolk —  J. Kings Food Service donated a 20K-square-foot warehouse at 2711 Sound Ave., Calverton, NY to Island Harvest Food Bank under a 20-year, no-cost lease agreement. (Photo …

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Newsdays Charities Grant for Island Harvest Food Bank Backpack Program and Food Collection and Distribution Program

Island Harvest Food Bank is exceptionally grateful for the continued financial resources Newsday Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund has provided to help us address the critical issue of hunger on Long Island,” said Randi Shubin Dresner, president, and CEO, Island Harvest Food Bank. “For nearly ten years, their support of our Kids Weekend Back Feeding …

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Bethpage Federal …

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Randi Shubin Dresner, President & CEO, Island Harvest Food Bank Appointed to New York State Council on Hunger and Food Policy

RANDI SHUBIN DRESNER, PRESIDENT & CEO, ISLAND HARVEST FOOD BANK APPOINTED TO NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON HUNGER AND FOOD POLICY  BETHPAGE, NY — November 9, 2016 — Randi Shubin Dresner, president and CEO, Island Harvest Food Bank was recently appointed to the New York State Council on Hunger and Food Policy (CHFP) by Governor …

Hurricane Hermine

Dear Friends,   Given the fact the Governor Cuomo has asked that state agencies activate state preparedness efforts, we at Island Harvest Food Bank have taken the important steps to review our own protocols and inventory.  We are prepared and ready to assist if Hurricane Hermine does hit our communities. We have enough stock of …

June Newsletter

      As the weather warms up and summer approaches, hundreds of thousands of children across Long Island are eagerly anticipating the summer recess. Unfortunately, more than 90,000 children will lose access to school breakfast and lunch because of the summer break, and will spend July and August worrying where their next meal is …