JV & Town Board-Island Harvest 6-23-15

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 …

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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!

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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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 …

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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!



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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Pampered Chef Rounds Up From the Heart

The Pampered Chef® realizes that its shared mealtime mission is not a reality for many. With a desire to set a place at the table for everyone, we partnered with Feeding America® to join the fight against hunger. Our Round-Up from the Heart® program offers two ways to help provide meals to those in need. …

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Lynbrook High Raises $5,700 for Charity at Night of the Pumpkins

See article as it originally appeared on By Heather Doyle (Patch Staff) Updated October 29, 2014 at 3:07 pm Lynbrook High School hosted its sixth annual Night of the Pumpkins Saturday, providing an evening of fall- and Halloween-inspired decorations, games, refreshments and more. The highlight, as in years past, was a luminous display of …