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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, …

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Petro Home Services Mobile Billboards Helps Island Harvest Food Bank Spread The Word About Hunger On Long Island

PETRO HOME SERVICES MOBILE BILLBOARDS HELPS ISLAND HARVEST FOOD BANK SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT HUNGER ON L.I. Ribbon-cutting ceremony inaugurates two of four specially-branded vehicles planned for Nassau & Suffolk counties — LONG ISLAND, NY — August 2, 2016 — As part of its steadfast commitment to helping Island Harvest Food Bank end hunger and …

Island Harvest Food Bank, Suffolk Exec Bellone, Stop & Shop, and LI Farmers Present Solutions to Reduce Food Waste, End Hunger on Long Island

ISLAND HARVEST FOOD BANK, SUFFOLK EXEC BELLONE,  STOP & SHOP, AND LI FARMERS PRESENT SOLUTIONS TO REDUCE FOOD WASTE, END HUNGER ON LONG ISLAND  — Food bank calls on the region’s commercial-food industry to join efforts to reduce food waste by 50 percent on Long Island by donating surplus meats, produce and dairy products — …

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Island Harvest Food Bank’s “Summer Food Service Program” Helps Low-Income Children Get Nutritious Meals When School’s Out

ISLAND HARVEST FOOD BANK’S “SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM” HELPS LOW-INCOME CHILDREN GET NUTRITIOUS MEALS WHEN SCHOOL’S OUT  Approximately 150,000 meals to be served to 4,500 children in Nassau and Suffolk counties this summer —  HAUPPAUGE, NY — June 29, 2016 — Child food insecurity remains a national problem, with almost 16 million children in the …

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20th Annual Island Harvest Food Bank Golf Classic

20TH ANNUAL ISLAND HARVEST FOOD BANK GOLF CLASSIC, HONORING INTERBRAND’S ROBERT McMEEKIN, TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016  —Popular fund-raiser presented by Petro Home Services to be held at prestigious The Creek Club in Locust Valley — HAUPPAUGE, NY — June 20, 2016 — Island Harvest Food Bank will host its 20th-Annual Golf …

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Island Harvest Food Bank Receives Highest Rating From Charity Navigator For Third Consecutive Year

ISLAND HARVEST FOOD BANK RECEIVES HIGHEST RATING FROM CHARITY NAVIGATOR FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR  Organization given 4-star by national rating agency for strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency; cited for 95.9% of expenses going to programs and services  —  HAUPPAUGE, NY — June 2, 2016 — Citing a strict adherence to best …