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NBTY Provides $20,000 Grant for Island Harvest Food Bank’s “Students Feeding Students” Challenge

NBTY PROVIDES $20,000 GRANT FOR ISLAND HARVEST FOOD BANK’S “STUDENTS FEEDING STUDENTS” CHALLENGE  HAUPPAUGE, NY — April 19, 2016 — NBTY, a global manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of market-leading vitamins, supplements, and sports and active nutrition products, has provided $20,000 in support of Island Harvest Food Bank’s “Students Feeding Students” challenge. The initiative promotes …

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NY Mets Step Up to Plate to Help End Hunger

NY METS STEP UP TO THE PLATE TO HELP END HUNGER — Amazins continue their support of Island Harvest Food Bank with annual “Home Run to End Hunger” event presented by Petro Home Services on Tuesday, May 17 —   LONG ISLAND, NY — April 8, 2016 — The 2015 National League pennant champions New …

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Statement on the passing of Chairman Emeritus, Monsignor Thomas Hartman

STATEMENT FROM ISLAND HARVEST FOOD BANK ON THE PASSING OF ITS CHAIRMAN EMERITUS, MONSIGNOR THOMAS HARTMAN   LONG ISLAND, NY — February 17, 2016 — Randi Shubin Dresner, president and CEO of Island Harvest Food Bank today released the following statement on the passing of longtime supporter and the organization’s Chairman Emeritus, Monsignor Thomas Hartman. …

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Island Harvest Food Bank Weather Statement

 ISLAND HARVEST FOOD BANK WEATHER STATEMENT —    Emergency stand-by system activated in advance of blizzard warning in effect for LI — HAUPPAUGE, NY — January 22, 2016 — In anticipation of the pending blizzard warning issued by the national Weather Service, Island Harvest Food Bank today announced the activation of its emergency response protocols due …

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Island Harvest Receives $75,000 From Newsday Charities, A McCormick Foundation Fund

ISLAND HARVEST RECEIVES $75,000 FROM NEWSDAY CHARITIES, A MCCORMICK FOUNDATION FUND —    Grant helps fund Island Harvest’s Kids Weekend Backpack Feeding Program and general food collection/distribution efforts —   HAUPPAUGE, NY — December 28, 2015 — Island Harvest Food Bank has received $75,000 from Newsday Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund, in support of the hunger-relief …

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Island Harvest Food Bank Receives $50,000 From Walmart To Help LI Veterans

ISLAND HARVEST FOOD BANK RECEIVES $50,000 FROM WALMART TO HELP LI VETERANS & MILITARY FAMILIES IN NEED —    Grant helps fund Island Harvest’s Operation: HOPE mobile food pantry  — HAUPPAUGE, NY — December 23, 2015 — Veterans of the U.S. armed services often face exceptional challenges readjusting to civilian life, among which include joblessness and …

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NYCB Donates $20,000 to Island Harvest Food Bank to Help Families

NYCB DONATES $20,000 ISLAND HARVEST FOOD BANK TO HELP FAMILIES IN NEED ENJOY A HOLIDAY TURKEY DINNER Media reports of people in need of food sparks NYCB to respond with generous donation — NYCB volunteers, executives on hand to distribute turkeys and trimmings at toy distribution event — LONG ISLAND, NY— December 18, 2015 — …

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22nd Annual Taste of the Harvest Celebration Raises $310,000

— Ninety-four cents out of every dollar donated goes directly to programs that help 316,000 Long Islanders in need — LONG ISLAND, NY — November 9, 2015 — Island Harvest Food Bank is pleased to announce that its 22nd Annual Taste of the Harvest Celebration raised $310,000 to help provide food assistance to more than …

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Island Harvest Kicks Off Annual Turkey and Trimmings Collection Campaign

Holiday season creates additional demand on food bank to support 316,000 Long Islanders in need of a warm, holiday-style meal, and provide continued, everyday supplemental food assistance— LONG ISLAND, NY ―November 3, 2015 ― For more than 316,000 Long Islanders, putting a meal on the table has become an everyday challenge. The holiday season, usually …

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Island Harvest Food Bank Weather Statement

Island Harvest Food Bank today announced the activation of its emergency response protocols due to the severe weather forecasted throughout the region for the next 24-48 hours. The organization has stockpiles of bottled water and MREs (meals, ready to eat) at its Hauppauge Distribution Center. The product is ready to be distributed to areas impacted …

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Island Harvest Food Bank and Feeding America Network Raise Awareness of the Issue of Hunger Throughout Hunger Action Month

LONG ISLAND, NY — September 3, 2015 — Island Harvest Food Bank, a member of the Feeding America® nationwide network of food banks, will observe Hunger Action MonthTM — a nationwide initiative designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger and join the movement to help end hunger.  Hunger advocates …

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Panera Bread Raises Dough

Greg George, vice president of operations for Doherty Enterprises, the Panera Bread franchisee on Long Island, presents a check for $83,167 to Randi Shubin Dresner, president and chief executive officer for Island Harvest, Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization. The funds were collected from generous guests at register donation boxes throughout 2014 at 26 Panera …