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Town Officials Urge Residents to Donate to Local Food Banks

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2020
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Town Officials Urge Residents to Donate to Local Food Banks 

North Hempstead, NY -
Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board are urging residents to donate to food banks during this time of need.

“As Americans begin to self-isolate on a larger scale, residents are emptying store shelves of non-perishables, which in turn is negatively impacting the amount of donations to local food banks,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “For families in need who rely on donations from food pantries and meal programs, we urge you to support your local food banks by donating pasta, jarred sauce, canned tuna fish, soup, cereal, and other non-perishables.”

Town officials are encouraging local food banks to send their information, which will be included on a Town-made flyer that will be available to residents.

For more information about organizations collecting food items and non-perishables, please visit their websites or contact them:

Feeding America: www.feedingamerica.org
Feeding New York State: www.feedingnys.org
Island Harvest: www.islandharvest.org
Long Island Cares: www.licares.org
Bethany SDA Church in Westbury
Ebenezer Baptist Church in Westbury
SRC Food Pantry in Manhasset (operating out of the Manhasset/Great Neck EOC): www.shelterrockchurch.com
Sid Jacobson JCC in Roslyn: www.sjcc.org
St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Great Neck: www.stals592.com
St. Mary’s in Manhasset: Email: socialmin@stmary.ws or call 516-365-2705 x1126
Our Lady of Fatima in Port Washington: www.olfpw.org
St. Peter’s of Alcantara Roman Catholic Church in Port Washington: www.stpeterofalcantara.org

Additionally, New York State has created the COVID-19 Volunteer and Donation Assistance Program. To find out more about getting involved with New York States volunteer programs at this time, please visit the following links: https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubpal/builder/survey/nys-covid19-tracking-offers

https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/get-involved-how-you-can-help

The Town encourages local organizations collecting food and non-perishables to email press@northhempsteadny.gov.

 



 



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