HAUPPAUGE, NY — March 1, 2017 — Representatives from Stop & Shop recently stopped by Island Harvest Food Bank’s Hauppauge Distribution Center to drop off a donation of $29,963.35 as part of the supermarket chain’s “Food for Friends” initiative, which benefits local hunger-relief organizations.
“Stop & Shop has established itself as a true champion of those facing hunger and food insecurity in the territories it serves,” said Randi Shubin Dresner, President & CEO, Island Harvest Food Bank. “We thank Stop & Shop for the longtime and generous support it has given throughout the year to our neighbors in need.”
Childhood hunger and food insecurity are among Stop & Shop’s charitable focuses. The company supports many of Island Harvest Food Bank’s programs, including its Summer Food Service Program, and the Turkey & Trimmings Collection Campaign. Stop & Shop’s innovative “Meat the Needs” initiative has provided more than 1.8 million pounds of meat and poultry to help people struggling with hunger, supplementing 1.5 million meals since its inception in 2008.
About Island Harvest Food Bank
Island Harvest Food Bank is a leading hunger-relief organization that provides food and other resources to people in need. Always treating those it helps with dignity and respect, its goal is to end hunger and reduce food waste on Long Island through efficient food collection and distribution; enhanced hunger-awareness and nutrition-education programs; job training; and direct services targeted at children, senior citizens, veterans, and others at risk of food insecurity. As a result of Island Harvest Food Bank’s dynamic business model, more than 94 percent of expended resources go directly to programs and services that support over 316,000 Long Islanders facing hunger. Island Harvest Food Bank is a lead agency in the region’s emergency response preparedness for food and product distribution, and is a member of Feeding America®, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization. Island Harvest is a four-star-rated nonprofit by Charity Navigator, an independent charity watchdog organization. More information can be found at www.islandharvest.org.
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Left to right: Jim Keenoy, Director of Marketing and External Communication, Stop & Shop; Randi Shubin Dresner, President & CEO, Island Harvest Food Bank; and Cindy Carrasquilla, Manager of Public Relations and Community Relations, Stop & Shop.
Photo courtesy of Island Harvest Food Bank
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