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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 …

Island Harvest Partners with American Red Cross to Provide Emergency Services for Upcoming Storm

Island Harvest also ready to assist Nassau and Suffolk Offices of Emergency Management LONG ISLAND, NY — January 26, 2015 — With a crippling winter storm hanging in the balance, Island Harvest Food Bank, Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization, is partnering with the American Red Cross to provide storm-related emergency food services to Long …

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ISLAND HARVEST ISSUES APPEAL FOR FOOD DONATIONS TO MEET THANKSGIVING DEMAND

MINEOLA, NY ―November 21, 2014 ― Island Harvest Food Bank, Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization, has reported a need for an additional 2,000 turkeys before Thanksgivng to help serve the 570 soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and other emergency feeding programs it serves across Long Island. According to Randi Shubin Dresner, president and CEO …

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Editorial – Remember our neighbors who need food

(Newsday Editorial) The holiday season is behind us, taking with it the festivities that often mask the grim reality of everyday life for some Long Islanders. Too many of our fellow residents simply do not have enough food to eat. That was true before Congress cut food stamp grants in November and before it let …