Almost twice as many kids helped by food stamps than before recession

To see article as it appeared in Newsday Updated January 28, 2015 9:43 PM By OLIVIA WINSLOW The number of children receiving benefits from food stamps in 2014 is nearly twice as high as the number receiving such assistance before the start of the recession in 2007, the U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday. The bureau …

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 …

Riverhead Students Open Food Pantry

See video and  article as it originally appeared on News 12 RIVERHEAD – Phillips Avenue Elementary School students are helping to put food on the tables of the less fortunate. Principal Debra Rodgers says the Riverhead school started the food pantry to help their community. She says the school was able to provide over 71 …

2nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Week Food Drive a Success

THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS to North Shore LIJ Hospitals for raising 9,318 lbs of non-perishable food on their 2nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Community Week of Service Food Drive!!!   9318 lbs supplements approximately 7765 meals!!!  Special thanks to Lisa S. Burch, MPH and Mallory Pichardo-Tuomey, M.S. for organizing this drive and exceeding last …

Thank You Paul Vetrano and Family

A HUGE Island Harvest THANK YOU to Paul Vetrano and family for helping raise 1042 lbs of non-perishable food plus $281.00 during their 1st Annual Holiday Food Drive at Shop-Rite, Woodbury Road, Plainview. In total their collection supplements 1491 meals!!! Congratulations Vetrano Family on a very successful drive!

2014 Top Ten Coolest Long Islanders

Island Harvest’s very own Randi Shubin Dresner was highlighted as 2014 came to a close as one of the Top Ten Coolest Long Islanders, along with nine other Long Islanders, including restauranteurs, publishers, and community activists.  The following was written about what makes her so cool: “Randi Shubin Dresner, Island Harvest CEO. Dresner has an …