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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 …


Bulls Lend Helping Hand

See Article as it original appeared on The Smithtown East girls basketball team recently spent time volunteering at the Island Harvest warehouse. The players packed weekend lunches for children who are eligible for free lunch during the school day, but whose families may find it difficult to put food on the table for the …


Hungry and Homeless Thanksgiving for Some New Yorker

See article as originally posted on Public News Service November 25, 2014 By:Mark Scheerer   MINEOLA, N.Y. – Thanksgiving week finds New York nonprofits that focus on hunger and homelessness stretched tight, even two years after the havoc of Superstorm Sandy. Randi Shubin Dresner, president and chief executive of Island Harvest, says it’s been a …



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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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 …


Adelphi Panthers Team Up with Island Harvest

The Adelphi University women’s basketball program donated their time on November 1 across four different supermarket locations in the area to participate in the Island Harvest “Turkey and Trimmings Collection Campaign. The proceeds to the event donates the fixings for Thanksgiving dinners to Long Island families who can not afford to provide for their families …


Babylon Town’s Family Poverty Rate on the Rise

To see the article as it appeared in Newsday Updated October 22, 2014 9:36 PM By NICHOLAS SPANGLER Family poverty in the Town of Babylon rose between 2010 and 2013, according to Census Bureau estimates released last month. Between 3,000 and 5,000 Babylon families were living in poverty last year — about 8 percent …

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Unilever Stuff-A-Truck is a Success!

A HUGE Island Harvest THANK YOU to Unilever and Stop & Shop, Levittown for your Stuff-A-Truck event!  With the awesome support of K98.3 and Island Harvest volunteers, 1,275 lbs of food was raised supplementing 1063 meals!!!      


Ironman Vs. Hunger

On November 16th, 2014 Noah Lam will be diving into the sub 60 degree water  of Tempe Town Lake in Arizona with about 3500 other people.  He will be swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles, and then running 26.2 miles all to earn the title of Ironman. For years, Noah has been a supporter and …


Newsday Executive Suite: Randi Shubin Dresner, Mineola

Published: August 3, 2014 6:29 PM By JACQUELINE RIVKIN. Special to Newsday The handsome conference table at Island Harvest’s Mineola headquarters was a discard, refinished by a Boy Scout who wanted to help. Construction materials and labor for its new 24,000-square-foot Hauppauge warehouse were donated by union workers. “We try to make people feel good …


Newsday features Island Harvest’s Summer Food Service Program

In today’s edition of Newsday, learn about our Summer Food Service Program and find out about the many sites across Long Island where we are serving nutritional meals to about 3,500 children in need. That’s an estimated 75,000 meals that we’ll be providing this summer!   Food bank expands summer service The Mineola-based Island Harvest …

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Island Harvest Receives Four-Star Rating by Charity Navigator

Island Harvest is proud to have earned the coveted four-star rating by Charity Navigator for “sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.” Approximately 25% of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator receive its highest rating. By granting this designation to Island Harvest, Charity Navigator demonstrates to the public that Island Harvest is worthy …


Editorial – Remember our neighbors who need food

(Newsday Editorial) The holiday season is behind us, taking with it the festivities that often mask the grim reality of everyday life for some Long Islanders. Too many of our fellow residents simply do not have enough food to eat. That was true before Congress cut food stamp grants in November and before it let …