HAUPPAUGE, NY — March 27, 2017 — Customers and employees at TD Bank stores across Long Island recently came out and pitched in to help Island Harvest Food Bank help our Long Island neighbors who struggle with hunger and food insecurity each and every day.
The collection was a week-long effort and is part of TD Bank’s Bring Change initiative that fosters stronger bonds to improve the communities where TD Bank and its employees live, work and play. Despite the winter weather, including a nor’easter, food and funds donated to Island Harvest Food Bank supplemented approximately 11,657 meals to assist our neighbors in Nassau and Suffolk counties who rely on our services.
“We’re grateful to TD Bank and its customers for their caring and support of what we do in helping the 316,000 Long Islanders who face the uncertainty of not having enough to eat every day,” said Randi Shubin Dresner, president and CEO, Island Harvest Food Bank. “Partnerships with TD Bank are making a positive impact on the lives of people facing hunger and food insecurity on Long Island.”
About Island Harvest Food Bank
Island Harvest Food Bank is a leading hunger-relief organization that provides food and other resources to people in need. Always treating those it helps with dignity and respect, its goal is to end hunger and reduce food waste on Long Island through efficient food collection and distribution; enhanced hunger-awareness and nutrition-education programs; job training; and direct services targeted at children, senior citizens, veterans, and others at risk of food insecurity. As a result of Island Harvest Food Bank’s dynamic business model, more than 94 percent of expended resources go directly to programs and services that support over 316,000 Long Islanders facing hunger. Island Harvest Food Bank is a lead agency in the region’s emergency response preparedness for food and product distribution, and is a member of Feeding America®, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization. Island Harvest is a four-star-rated nonprofit by Charity Navigator, an independent charity watchdog organization. More information can be found at www.islandharvest.org.
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Contact: Don Miller
West End Strategies, Ltd.
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Left to right: TD Bank management delivering donations to Island Harvest Food Bank recently are :Xia Leto, Eric Fishon, Jocelyn Montag, Robert Lashuk, Rich Leshaw, and Jerry D’Antone.
Photo courtesy: TD Bank