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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! http://www.meettheleaders.com/2015/03/island-harvest/

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Bulls Lend Helping Hand

See Article as it original appeared on NorthShoreofLongIsland.com The Smithtown East girls basketball team recently spent time volunteering at the Island Harvest warehouse. The players packed weekend lunches for children who are eligible for free lunch during the school day, but whose families may find it difficult to put food on the table for the …

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Hungry and Homeless Thanksgiving for Some New Yorker

See article as originally posted on Public News Service November 25, 2014 By:Mark Scheerer   MINEOLA, N.Y. – Thanksgiving week finds New York nonprofits that focus on hunger and homelessness stretched tight, even two years after the havoc of Superstorm Sandy. Randi Shubin Dresner, president and chief executive of Island Harvest, says it’s been a …

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ISLAND HARVEST ISSUES APPEAL FOR FOOD DONATIONS TO MEET THANKSGIVING DEMAND

MINEOLA, NY ―November 21, 2014 ― Island Harvest Food Bank, Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization, has reported a need for an additional 2,000 turkeys before Thanksgivng to help serve the 570 soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and other emergency feeding programs it serves across Long Island. According to Randi Shubin Dresner, president and CEO …

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Lynbrook High Raises $5,700 for Charity at Night of the Pumpkins

See article as it originally appeared on Patch.com By Heather Doyle (Patch Staff) Updated October 29, 2014 at 3:07 pm Lynbrook High School hosted its sixth annual Night of the Pumpkins Saturday, providing an evening of fall- and Halloween-inspired decorations, games, refreshments and more. The highlight, as in years past, was a luminous display of …

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Adelphi Panthers Team Up with Island Harvest

The Adelphi University women’s basketball program donated their time on November 1 across four different supermarket locations in the area to participate in the Island Harvest “Turkey and Trimmings Collection Campaign. The proceeds to the event donates the fixings for Thanksgiving dinners to Long Island families who can not afford to provide for their families …

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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 …