Turkey And Trimmings Collection Campaign

Frequently Asked Holiday Questions

How can I volunteer with Island Harvest?
Can I volunteer on Thanksgiving/Christmas Day?
How can I donate food to families for the Holiday?
What kinds of food can I donate?
How can I make a monetary donation?
Is my Member Agency going to receive turkeys?
Can my family or organization get a turkey?

Volunteering with Island Harvest:

We need You!  Volunteers are one of our greatest and most valued resources.  There are various opportunities available.  From office work, to hosting food drives, assisting with food collection and delivery, we have opportunities for almost every age and skill level.  For more information, visit our volunteering page    Return to top


Volunteering on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day:

Many of our member agencies have notified us that although they appreciate your interest in volunteering on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, their opportunities to serve food are filled. It is recommended that you contact your local religious organizations, senior community centers, or nursing homes. You can also visit the Long Island Volunteer Center website for additional opportunities, www.1-800-volunteer.org.


Please keep in mind that Island Harvest would certainly appreciate your help with our holiday activities that will continue until the end of the year. Visit our website for more information on how you can volunteer with us. Volunteer page     Return to top


Donating Food:

Non-perishable food & frozen turkeys can be dropped off at any Panera Bread location.  Additional drop off locations can be found on our food locator. You can also visit your local Stop & Shop to purchase a pre-packaged box of holiday trimmings that will be donated right at the store starting November 30th.    Return to top


Types of Food to Donate:

Island Harvest accepts all types of canned and packaged food. We recommend that the food be either non-perishable or frozen turkeys. Island Harvest cannot accept any type of refrigerated food or food that is prepared from a personal kitchen. Suggested items include: canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned tuna, canned meat, cereal, shelf-stable milk       Return to top


Monetary Contributions:

We appreciate your interest in making an investment with Island Harvest to end hunger and reduce food waste on Long Island. Please visit our website for more information about contribution opportunities  or contact Michelle Lenox by phone at (631)873-4775  or by email at michelle@islandharvest.org.      Return to top


Member Agencies Waiting for Turkeys:

Island Harvest delivers turkeys throughout the holiday season. Member agencies are contacted 24 hours prior to delivery. Member agencies can also schedule a pick up in the Uniondale or Hauppauge Warehouse. Please call the Agency Relations Team at (631)873-4775 with questions about your registration.      Return to top


Organizations or Community Members Needing Turkeys:

Island Harvest distributes Turkeys and Trimmings to its registered member agencies during the holiday season. If you are in need of turkeys, please use the food locator on our website and speak with a representative from a member agency in your area.      Return to top