Student Volunteer

Nearly 300,000 LONG ISLANDERS rely on soup kitchens and food pantries as their main source of food. Of those, 110,000 are children, which is enough to fill up Yankee stadium… TWICE!

The Student Leadership Council was formed to educate others by SPREADING AWARENESS of the widespread problem of hunger in schools throughout Long Island. Its ultimate goal is to have one event every year in every school on Long Island.

The members of The Council are the FUTURE of Long Island, and it is our responsibility to help our communities deal with hunger, as it is our neighbors, our friends, relatives, etc, who are struggling in these tough economic times.

Island Harvest is the largest hunger relief organization on Long Island. By relying on volunteers, in-kind services, and donated food, Island Harvest is able to devote nearly 95 cents of every dollar contributed directly to fighting hunger. Read about our Programs.

Help by one can lead to meals for many. Spreading awareness helps Island Harvest continue its success.  Become a Volunteer!

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lnclude Island Harvest in your next Celebration/Party!

et the Facts with Hunger Definitions and the Hunger Report

elp organize a Food Drive or Coin Harvest Campaign Help encourage friends to participate in annual Island Harvest events.

ake the the Student Feeding Student Challenge. Bring the challenge to your school.

With the help of local schools Island Harvest has raised over 40,000 pounds of food and over $39,000.

2012-2013 school year:

"I was searching for a service project that I could organize with Mineola High School.  I sent E-mails to elementary schools, teachers, and coaches... Before I knew it, everyone in the district was collecting food.  Overall, this was a very successful project, and we collected over 900 pounds of food!"
     - Angela A., Mineola High School 2011

"Volunteering for Island Harvest this summer helped me improve my leadership abilities and also made me conscious about food waste.  I know that every minute of my time here was valuable not only to myself and the Island Harvest staff, but also the hundreds of people on LI who are hungry every day."
     - Alyssa S., Boston University 2013

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