Announcements

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 …

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 …

Multi-year Food Drive Has Big Results

We are honored to be working with Supervisor Venditto and the Town of Oyster Bay who has been hosting food drives to benefit Island Harvest Food Bank since 2007 and has collected more than 35,000 pounds in total since then .  Doreen Principe, Senior Food Drive Coordinator and Randi Shubin Dresner President & CEO  were …

Elliot Sylvan, Long Time Island Harvest Volunteer

Dear Friends, I am very sorry to announce the recent passing of Elliot Sylvan, a very longtime and special volunteer.  As you will see from the obituary linked below – Elliot was a key person in the growth of our organization. I can honestly tell you that he, singlehandedly, made sure that during my transition …

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 On Meet the Leaders

Randi Shubin Dresner recently stopped by Cablevision’s studios where she was interviewed for Meet the Leaders. Take a look and find out how you can participate in our May 9 “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive! http://www.meettheleaders.com/2015/03/island-harvest/

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 …

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 …

Benefits of Year End Giving

Dear Friends, There are several ways to make a meaningful contribution to Island Harvest Food Bank before the end of year: You can make a tax-deductible contribution through our secure website in honor/memory of someone special. This is a wonderful way to  recognize a loved one during this special time of year. Through a reinstated …

Capital One Supermarket Challenge a Success!

On November 7th nearly 30 staff members from local Capital One branches joined Island Harvest in a Supermarket Challenge!  Going out to 8 grocery stores around Long Island, they collected 33 turkeys and more than 3,500 lbs of food!!  Thank you Capital One for all of your help this holiday seasons!

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 …