ISLAND HARVEST FOOD BANK RECEIVES $150,000 FROM PSEG FOUNDATION
— Grant helps support Island Harvest’s general food collection/distribution efforts to help 316,000 Long Islanders facing hunger —
LONG ISLAND, NY — December 30, 2015 — Island Harvest Food Bank today announced it has received a two-year grant of $150,000 from the PSEG Foundation to help support its collection and distribution efforts across Long Island. The funding, to be applied to calendar years 2015 and 2016, will help Island Harvest in its mission of ending food waste and ending hunger on Long Island. The organization moves approximately 10 million pounds of food and products through a network of nonprofit agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens and other feeding programs. Food and supplies are collected via a number of sources including from food retailers and wholesalers, local food drive collection events, donations from Long Island’s farming community and other donated sources.
The PSEG Foundation is the philanthropic division of Public Service Enterprise Group, a Newark, NJ-based diversified energy company with three main subsidiaries, including PSEG Long Island, the operator of the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system. The Foundation supports initiatives consistent with its primary giving areas and also provides funding to improve the quality of life in the communities it serves.
“PSEG Foundation’s generous financial support will enable Island Harvest to serve more than 316,000 Long Islanders who face not having enough to eat every day,” said Randi Shubin Dresner, president and CEO, Island Harvest. “We’re grateful for their caring and dedication to helping us reduce food waste and end hunger on Long Island, and so are the people we serve.”