Fighting hunger is more than providing meals. At Island Harvest, we know that we also must fight the root causes that lead to hunger.
So, even as we provide needed food to people in need, we also provide support and referrals that help them to overcome the barriers that lead to food insecurity. We help Long Islanders to address educational and employment needs … and meet challenges in getting access to healthcare and leading healthy lives … and battle problems in finding or maintaining good housing.
And, through MICAH (the Mobilized Interfaith Coalition Against Hunger), we advocate to strengthen the voices of so many who suffer from hunger every day.
When we help in these vastly different ways, we help give Long Islanders the tools they need to beat hunger.