ISLAND HARVEST CONTINUES ITS EFFORTS TO AID AREAS STILL AFFECTED BY SUPER STORM SANDY
MINEOLA, NY— June 18, 2013 — Even eight months after
Super Storm Sandy tore through Long Island, storm ravaged communities, such as
Long Beach, are still in need of assistance. Island Harvest Food Bank, Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization, has
continuously driven efforts to aid disaster relief in these areas. Thanks to a
generous donation from the Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Island Harvest
was able to hold a supermarket gift card distribution to aid people in Long Beach still struggling from the storms aftermath.
Over 300 people lined up on the sidewalks of Long Beach
at last Monday’s gift card distribution. Of those who attended, 250 received
gift cards while the next 120 received a disaster recovery food box, which
provided a four person family with four days worth of food.
“The overwhelming attendance at this event highlights the continued need for
Sandy relief within Long Beach and surrounding communities” said Randi Shubin
Dresner, president and CEO, Island Harvest, “We are grateful to the Slomo and
Cindy Silvian Foundation for their generous donation and for recognizing our
continued efforts to support those communities still affected by Sandy.”
The Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation was established by the late Cindy
Silvian and makes grants to organizations involved in charitable purposes,
including education, programs that benefit children, medical care and research,
and Jewish philanthropic endeavors.
Daniel S. Komansky, president of The Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation,
said, “Slomo and Cindy Silvian made Long Beach their home for many years. They
had a deep love for its people. In continuing Mr. and Mrs. Silvian’s charitable
work, the board of their foundation is delighted to have the cooperation of an
organization as dedicated and as reliable as Island Harvest.”
Island Harvest understands the need for continued storm relief.
Companies and organizations interested in contributing to this, or any of
Island Harvest’s efforts, should visit islandharvest.com.
For individuals still affected by Super Storm Sandy and in need of assistance,
please call Island Harvest at (516) 249-8528 or call 2-1-1, the Long Island call center for referrals to storm-related
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About Island Harvest
Long Island’s largest hunger relief
organization, Island Harvest Food Bank
provides food and non-food items for people who are hungry and in need,
giving them a voice to help them transition from uncertainty to stability.
Island Harvest’s mission is to end hunger and reduce food waste on Long Island through efficient food and product collection
and distribution systems; enhanced hunger awareness and nutrition education
programs, job training, targeted services for specific populations, and
outreach and advocacy activities and initiatives. Island Harvest is the
region’s lead agency in emergency response readiness for food and product
distribution and support and is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading
domestic hunger-relief charity. For more information visit www.islandharvest.org.
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