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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/

February is American Heart Month

Since 1963, February is celebrated as American Heart Month. It is a time to reflect on our habits and decide how we can reduce our risk of heart attack and stroke. Did you know that… Heart disease kills an estimated 630,000 Americans each year. It’s the leading cause of death for both men and women. …

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 …

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 …

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 NorthShoreofLongIsland.com 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 …

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 …

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

See article as it originally appeared on Patch.com 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 …

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 …

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 …

Newsday Highlights Increased Demand on Local Pantries

Food pantries and soup kitchens, the social safety net’s last strand, are reporting more visits, more demand and more need since federal food-stamp grants were cut in November. And additional cuts could be on the way in 2014 when Congress resumes negotiations on the Farm Bill, legislation that funds the nearly $80 billion Supplemental Nutrition …