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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 …

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Island Harvest Food Bank Weather Statement

 ISLAND HARVEST FOOD BANK WEATHER STATEMENT —    Emergency stand-by system activated in advance of blizzard warning in effect for LI — HAUPPAUGE, NY — January 22, 2016 — In anticipation of the pending blizzard warning issued by the national Weather Service, Island Harvest Food Bank today announced the activation of its emergency response protocols due …

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22nd Annual Taste of the Harvest Celebration Raises $310,000

— Ninety-four cents out of every dollar donated goes directly to programs that help 316,000 Long Islanders in need — LONG ISLAND, NY — November 9, 2015 — Island Harvest Food Bank is pleased to announce that its 22nd Annual Taste of the Harvest Celebration raised $310,000 to help provide food assistance to more than …

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Island Harvest Kicks Off Annual Turkey and Trimmings Collection Campaign

Holiday season creates additional demand on food bank to support 316,000 Long Islanders in need of a warm, holiday-style meal, and provide continued, everyday supplemental food assistance— LONG ISLAND, NY ―November 3, 2015 ― For more than 316,000 Long Islanders, putting a meal on the table has become an everyday challenge. The holiday season, usually …