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Increased Demand Drives Expansion of Island Harvest Food Bank “Summer Food Service Program,” Which Helps Low-Income Children When School’s Out

— Regional food bank expects to serve approximately 175,000 meals to be served to 5,500 children in Nassau and Suffolk counties this summer —   HAUPPAUGE, NY — June 12, 2017 — More than 118,000 schoolchildren on Long Island rely on free breakfast and lunch programs during the school year, but lack access to sufficient …

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Island Harvest Food bank Receives Morgan Stanley Grant to Expand Program Delivering Nutritious Meals to Children and Families

— Food Bank Participates in Nationwide “Feeding Kids Around the Clock” Initiative —   HAUPPAUGE, NY — June 7, 2017 — Island Harvest Food Bank today announced it has received a $50,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to fund its School Pantry program, a child hunger initiative that helps to make sure low-income families …

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NBC 4 New York, Telemundo 47 and Stop & Shop Team Up To Restock Island Harvest Food Bank and Other Local Food Banks, Collect More Than 900,000 Meals For Tri-State Families

Over 120 tons of non-perishable goods collected for seven local food banks,  enough to fill three tractor trailers NEW YORK, NY – (April 14, 2017) – More than 900,000 meals were collected during NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47’s Feeding Our Families / Alimentando a Nuestras Familias first-ever Tri-State food drive, in partnership with Stop …

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Food Bank Association of New York Lauds “Farm To Food Bank” Funding Approved in 2017-2018 State Budget

LATHAM, NY — April 14, 2017 — The Food Bank Association of New York is pleased that the recently passed 2017-2018 New York State budget incorporates funding for the bi-partisan “Farm-to-Food-Bank” bill, according to Anita M. Paley, Executive Director. “The ‘Farm-to-Food-Bank’ bill, signed by Governor Cuomo after two previous vetoes, now gives farmers across New …

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Making A Difference: Island Harvest Food Bank Joins NBC 4 New York, Telemundo 47, Stop & Shop and Tri-state Food Banks to Host Region-wide Food Drive on Saturday, April 8

Island Harvest Food Bank to aid in non-perishable collection at 199 local Stop & Shop locations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut— NBC 4 and Telemundo 47 news personalities to visit collection locations, support donation efforts and encourage local volunteerism —   NEW YORK – March 10, 2017 – Coming together to feed local …

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Island Harvest Food Bank, Legistlators Call on Governor Cuono to Work to Fund Farm-to-Food-Bank Bill in Upcoming State Budget

HAUPPAUGE, NY — March 15, 2017 — State legislators, including Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, and Assemblyman Phil Ramos joined Island Harvest Food Bank, the Long Island Farm Bureau and anti-hunger advocates in calling on Governor Cuomo and the legislature to work together in providing appropriations in the upcoming state budget for funding farm-to-food-bank legislation.  …

J. Kings Food Service Donates 20k Square Foot Warehouse Space in Calverton To Island Harvest Food Bank

–Facility will help improve food collection and distribution to those in need on the East End; will also serve as distribution point for disaster preparedness in Eastern Suffolk —  J. Kings Food Service donated a 20K-square-foot warehouse at 2711 Sound Ave., Calverton, NY to Island Harvest Food Bank under a 20-year, no-cost lease agreement. (Photo …

Stop & Shop Donates $29,963 to Island Harvest Food Bank

  HAUPPAUGE, NY — March 1, 2017 — Representatives from Stop & Shop recently stopped by Island Harvest Food Bank’s Hauppauge Distribution Center to drop off a donation of $29,963.35 as part of the supermarket chain’s “Food for Friends” initiative, which benefits local hunger-relief organizations.  “Stop & Shop has established itself as a true champion …

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Randi Shubin Dresner, President & CEO, Island Harvest Food Bank Appointed to New York State Council on Hunger and Food Policy

RANDI SHUBIN DRESNER, PRESIDENT & CEO, ISLAND HARVEST FOOD BANK APPOINTED TO NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON HUNGER AND FOOD POLICY  BETHPAGE, NY — November 9, 2016 — Randi Shubin Dresner, president and CEO, Island Harvest Food Bank was recently appointed to the New York State Council on Hunger and Food Policy (CHFP) by Governor …

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Lt. Governor Hochurl Visits Island Harvest Food Bank

LT. GOVERNOR HOCHUL VISITS ISLAND HARVEST FOOD BANK Governor issues proclamation in recognition of Hunger Action Month to bring awareness of the chronic problem of food insecurity in our local communities and across America —       HAUPPAUGE, NY — September 26, 2106 — New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Hochul recently met with Island Harvest Food …

American Heart Association L.I., Island Harvest Food Bank, and Long Island FQHC, Inc., Fill Prescription to Promote Healthy Eating Among Low-Income Families

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION L.I., ISLAND HARVEST FOOD BANK, AND LONG ISLAND FQHC, INC., FILL PRESCRIPTION TO PROMOTE HEALTHY EATING AMONG LOW-INCOME FAMILIES  $10,000 Grant from American Heart Association L.I. Helps Provide Healthy Food to Low-Income Families to Fight Diabetes, Hypertension and Other Chronic Diseases Resulting from Poor Diets —   ELMONT, NY — August 31, …