Sponsor a Truckload of Food
Harvest picks up perfectly good donated food and delivers that food to
those who are at risk of hunger here in our own communities. Through our
contacts at Feeding America and other resources, we also have access to
good, healthy food from other areas outside Long Island --- if we can
send a truck to get it. The food rescue model and culture at Island
Harvest is to avoid paying for food. Nearly 100% of our food is donated,
we just cover the transportation costs.
Please help Island Harvest by sponsoring a truck load of fresh produce to
people in need on Long Island. Besides
filling peoples' shopping carts with fruits and vegetables that are otherwise
difficult for them to access affordably, Island Harvest also provides
inspiration and information by giving out samples of prepared dishes as well as
recipes and tips for using the produce.
By increasing access to fresh produce and providing nutrition education,
Island Harvest, which is part of Feeding America, is helping combat two
problems simultaneously: hunger and obesity. The fact is people with low
incomes are those most at risk of obesity and the diseases that go along with
it like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. It makes sense when you think about
it since the cheapest, easy-access food tends to be high in calories and low in
Island Harvest is on the cutting edge of a new awareness by hunger
organizations that the solution is not simply getting food to the hungry, it is
getting them consistent access to the right kinds of food and the education
they need to make changes for their own health and the health of their
communities. Since fresh produce is a cornerstone of healthy eating, it is
critical that fresh fruits and vegetables and nutrition education are made a
part of programs to feed the hungry.
Your sponsorship of an incoming
load of food will enable us to limit our spending costs and thus direct
our funding toward strengthening our education, outreach, member
services, volunteer training, food rescue work and more. Please contact
Stacey Careri (516) 294-8528 x115 or Stacey@islandharvest.org
for more information.
can help our neighbors here on Long Island by sponsoring a truck that
will bring in food from out of the region. You can make it possible for
Island Harvest to bring approximately 40,000 pounds of protein rich canned food
or fresh produce to Long Island! You can make that possible.
You can be that sponsor. You can make a difference!
SPONSOR A TRUCK LOAD OF CANNED FOOD: $5,000
SPONSOR A TRUCK LOAD OF PRODUCE: $7,500
THANK YOU TO OUR CURRENT SPONSORS: