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Babylon Town’s Family Poverty Rate on the Rise

To see the article as it appeared in Newsday Updated October 22, 2014 9:36 PM By NICHOLAS SPANGLER  nicholas.spangler@newsday.com Family poverty in the Town of Babylon rose between 2010 and 2013, according to Census Bureau estimates released last month. Between 3,000 and 5,000 Babylon families were living in poverty last year — about 8 percent …

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Unilever Stuff-A-Truck is a Success!

A HUGE Island Harvest THANK YOU to Unilever and Stop & Shop, Levittown for your Stuff-A-Truck event!  With the awesome support of K98.3 and Island Harvest volunteers, 1,275 lbs of food was raised supplementing 1063 meals!!!      

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Ironman Vs. Hunger

On November 16th, 2014 Noah Lam will be diving into the sub 60 degree water  of Tempe Town Lake in Arizona with about 3500 other people.  He will be swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles, and then running 26.2 miles all to earn the title of Ironman. For years, Noah has been a supporter and …

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Newsday Executive Suite: Randi Shubin Dresner, Mineola

Published: August 3, 2014 6:29 PM By JACQUELINE RIVKIN. Special to Newsday The handsome conference table at Island Harvest’s Mineola headquarters was a discard, refinished by a Boy Scout who wanted to help. Construction materials and labor for its new 24,000-square-foot Hauppauge warehouse were donated by union workers. “We try to make people feel good …

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Newsday features Island Harvest’s Summer Food Service Program

In today’s edition of Newsday, learn about our Summer Food Service Program and find out about the many sites across Long Island where we are serving nutritional meals to about 3,500 children in need. That’s an estimated 75,000 meals that we’ll be providing this summer!   Food bank expands summer service The Mineola-based Island Harvest …

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Island Harvest Receives Four-Star Rating by Charity Navigator

Island Harvest is proud to have earned the coveted four-star rating by Charity Navigator for “sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.” Approximately 25% of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator receive its highest rating. By granting this designation to Island Harvest, Charity Navigator demonstrates to the public that Island Harvest is worthy …

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Editorial – Remember our neighbors who need food

(Newsday Editorial) The holiday season is behind us, taking with it the festivities that often mask the grim reality of everyday life for some Long Islanders. Too many of our fellow residents simply do not have enough food to eat. That was true before Congress cut food stamp grants in November and before it let …

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Newsday Highlights Increased Demand on Local Pantries

Food pantries and soup kitchens, the social safety net’s last strand, are reporting more visits, more demand and more need since federal food-stamp grants were cut in November. And additional cuts could be on the way in 2014 when Congress resumes negotiations on the Farm Bill, legislation that funds the nearly $80 billion Supplemental Nutrition …