Press Releases

Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Island Harvest Food Bank Earns Coveted Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for Fifth Consecutive Year   Sound governance, strong fiscal health, accountability, and transparency are determining factors in earning prestigious designation —   LONG ISLAND, NY — June 5, 2018 — Island Harvest Food Bank’s robust financial health, sound governance, and a longstanding commitment to …

Island Harvest Food Bank and Stop & Shop Open “Healthy Harvest Pantry” to Support Victims of Domestic Abuse

— Pantry stocked by Stop & Shop, with an emphasis on healthy food choices, including whole-grain, low-fat, reduced-sodium and reduced-sugar products —     BETHPAGE, NY — December 4, 2017 — Island Harvest Food Bank, a leading Long Island hunger-relief organization, and Stop & Shop today opened a new food pantry, to provide supplemental food …

September is Hunger Action Month

— Island Harvest Food Bank asks Long Islanders to Take Action to End Hunger—   LONG ISLAND, NY – Aug. 31, 2017 – This September, Island Harvest Food Bank joins the Feeding America® nationwide network of food banks in mobilizing across all 50 states to bring an end to hunger. Hunger Action MonthTM is designed …

Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran Visits Island Harvest Food Bank Distribution in Freeport

FREEPORT, NY — July 26, 2017 — Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran (LD-5) recently stopped by Island Harvest Food Bank’s Freeport distribution site to discuss the issue of hunger in our local communities. Legislator Curran met with Randi Shubin Dresner, president, and CEO of Island Harvest Food Bank, along with representatives from local hunger-relief organizations …

Whole Foods Market Long Island Donates $15,806 To Island Harvest Food Bank

HAUPPAUGE, NY — July 27, 2017 — Whole Foods Market Long Island recently stopped by Island Harvest Food Bank’s Hauppauge Distribution Center and presented a generous $15,806.19 donation to assist with food collection and distribution efforts in Nassau and Suffolk counties. The funds donated were part of Whole Foods Market’s “Community Giving Day” in which …

Increased Demand Drives Expansion of Island Harvest Food Bank “Summer Food Service Program,” Which Helps Low-Income Children When School’s Out

— Regional food bank expects to serve approximately 175,000 meals to be served to 5,500 children in Nassau and Suffolk counties this summer —   HAUPPAUGE, NY — June 12, 2017 — More than 118,000 schoolchildren on Long Island rely on free breakfast and lunch programs during the school year, but lack access to sufficient …

Island Harvest Food bank Receives Morgan Stanley Grant to Expand Program Delivering Nutritious Meals to Children and Families

— Food Bank Participates in Nationwide “Feeding Kids Around the Clock” Initiative —   HAUPPAUGE, NY — June 7, 2017 — Island Harvest Food Bank today announced it has received a $50,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to fund its School Pantry program, a child hunger initiative that helps to make sure low-income families …

NBC 4 New York, Telemundo 47 and Stop & Shop Team Up To Restock Island Harvest Food Bank and Other Local Food Banks, Collect More Than 900,000 Meals For Tri-State Families

Over 120 tons of non-perishable goods collected for seven local food banks,  enough to fill three tractor trailers NEW YORK, NY – (April 14, 2017) – More than 900,000 meals were collected during NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47’s Feeding Our Families / Alimentando a Nuestras Familias first-ever Tri-State food drive, in partnership with Stop …

Food Bank Association of New York Lauds “Farm To Food Bank” Funding Approved in 2017-2018 State Budget

LATHAM, NY — April 14, 2017 — The Food Bank Association of New York is pleased that the recently passed 2017-2018 New York State budget incorporates funding for the bi-partisan “Farm-to-Food-Bank” bill, according to Anita M. Paley, Executive Director. “The ‘Farm-to-Food-Bank’ bill, signed by Governor Cuomo after two previous vetoes, now gives farmers across New …

Making A Difference: Island Harvest Food Bank Joins NBC 4 New York, Telemundo 47, Stop & Shop and Tri-state Food Banks to Host Region-wide Food Drive on Saturday, April 8

Island Harvest Food Bank to aid in non-perishable collection at 199 local Stop & Shop locations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut— NBC 4 and Telemundo 47 news personalities to visit collection locations, support donation efforts and encourage local volunteerism —   NEW YORK – March 10, 2017 – Coming together to feed local …

Island Harvest Food Bank, Legistlators Call on Governor Cuono to Work to Fund Farm-to-Food-Bank Bill in Upcoming State Budget

HAUPPAUGE, NY — March 15, 2017 — State legislators, including Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, and Assemblyman Phil Ramos joined Island Harvest Food Bank, the Long Island Farm Bureau and anti-hunger advocates in calling on Governor Cuomo and the legislature to work together in providing appropriations in the upcoming state budget for funding farm-to-food-bank legislation.  …