Hunger Pains

Hunger pains By: Claude Solnik November 19, 2015 John – that’s the name we’ll call him, since he asked not to be identified – is not the type of person you might expect to ever go hungry. He had good jobs, earning as much as $100,000 annually in advertising, as a financial advisor and in …


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 …


Island Harvest Food Bank and Feeding America Network Raise Awareness of the Issue of Hunger Throughout Hunger Action Month

LONG ISLAND, NY — September 3, 2015 — Island Harvest Food Bank, a member of the Feeding America® nationwide network of food banks, will observe Hunger Action MonthTM — a nationwide initiative designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger and join the movement to help end hunger.  Hunger advocates …

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Couch to Course

When long time Island Harvest supporter participated in his first Iron Man Triathlon, he also worked to raise awareness of hunger on Long Island. Read here what he has been up to since that race!

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Multi-year Food Drive Has Big Results

We are honored to be working with Supervisor Venditto and the Town of Oyster Bay who has been hosting food drives to benefit Island Harvest Food Bank since 2007 and has collected more than 35,000 pounds in total since then .  Doreen Principe, Senior Food Drive Coordinator and Randi Shubin Dresner President & CEO  were …


Students say ‘thank you’ for special program’s weekend meals

To see article as originally printed in Newsday Click Here. Students say ‘thank you’ for special program’s weekend meals June 19, 2015 by LAURA BLASEY / First-graders Samaya Pryor, 7, left, and Jackelin Pineda, 7, pose for a photo with thank you notes they wrote to Island Harvest at Park Avenue Elementary School in …


Island Harvest On Meet the Leaders

Randi Shubin Dresner recently stopped by Cablevision’s studios where she was interviewed for Meet the Leaders. Take a look and find out how you can participate in our May 9 “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive!


February is American Heart Month

Since 1963, February is celebrated as American Heart Month. It is a time to reflect on our habits and decide how we can reduce our risk of heart attack and stroke. Did you know that… Heart disease kills an estimated 630,000 Americans each year. It’s the leading cause of death for both men and women. …


Almost twice as many kids helped by food stamps than before recession

To see article as it appeared in Newsday Updated January 28, 2015 9:43 PM By OLIVIA WINSLOW The number of children receiving benefits from food stamps in 2014 is nearly twice as high as the number receiving such assistance before the start of the recession in 2007, the U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday. The bureau …

Riverhead Food Pantry

Riverhead Students Open Food Pantry

See video and  article as it originally appeared on News 12 RIVERHEAD – Phillips Avenue Elementary School students are helping to put food on the tables of the less fortunate. Principal Debra Rodgers says the Riverhead school started the food pantry to help their community. She says the school was able to provide over 71 …

Randi Headshot 2014

2014 Top Ten Coolest Long Islanders

Island Harvest’s very own Randi Shubin Dresner was highlighted as 2014 came to a close as one of the Top Ten Coolest Long Islanders, along with nine other Long Islanders, including restauranteurs, publishers, and community activists.  The following was written about what makes her so cool: “Randi Shubin Dresner, Island Harvest CEO. Dresner has an …