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Legislator Arnold W. Drucker Celebrates Unveiling Of Harry Chapin Legacy Walkway At Long Island Cares Headquarters

Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker (D – Plainview) joined members of the Chapin family, anti-hunger advocates and government colleagues to celebrate the dedication of the Harry Chapin Legacy Walkway and unveiling of a bronze bust of the legendary musician and philanthropist outside Long Island Cares’ Hauppauge headquarters on Friday, July 15.

The ceremony was held just one day before the launch of Legislator Drucker’s monthlong food drive, which began on Saturday, July 16 in honor of Harry Chapin Day. Residents are encouraged to donate unopened, non-perishable food items at participating community drop-off locations listed below. Donations for Baxter’s Pet Pantry will also be accepted in support of their mission to ensure that every family member has access to the nutritious food that they need.

“One of Harry Chapin’s quotes that always resonated with me is: “To know is to care, to care is to act and to act is to make a difference,” Legislator Drucker said. “It was especially heartening to be in the company of so many individuals who share our commitment to Harry’s lifelong mission – eradicating hunger and ending food insecurity on Long Island.”

PHOTO CAPTIONS – From left – Legislator Drucker with Long Island Cares CEO Paule Pachter; Harry Chapin’s son Josh Chapin; and the bust that was unveiled at the Harry Chapin Legacy Walkway. Photo credits – Office of Legislator Arnold W. Drucker


Legislator Arnold Drucker’s Office
Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building

1550 Franklin Ave., Lobby

Mineola, N.Y. 11501

Drop off time between 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Long Island Cares

386 North Wantagh Avenue

Bethpage, N.Y. 11714

Hours for donations: M,W,F – 8:00am – 4:00pm

Tues – Thurs – 9:00am – 5:00pm

Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library

999 Old Country Road

Plainview, N.Y. 11803

See library hours of operation by visiting

Syosset Public Library

225 S. Oyster Bay Road

Syosset N.Y. 11791

See library hours of operation by visiting

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