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PSEG Long Island Asks Three Village Community To Support Neighbors Facing Food Insecurity

PSEG Long Island’s Power to Feed Long Island food drive is coming to South Setauket on Friday, July 12, from 9 AM to 4 PM. Food collection bins and a drive-through option will be set up at the Stop & Shop supermarket located at 260 Pond Path in South Setauket. Community members are encouraged to come down and donate nonperishable food, household essentials, baby supplies and pet food to help their neighbors facing food insecurity. Customers making donations will receive a free LED light bulb and reusable shopping bag as a “thank you.”

Hundreds of thousands of Long Island families struggle with hunger and food insecurity throughout the year. During the summer months, there is a significant reduction in food donations to local food banks, pantries and other programs.

Some suggested items to donate include:

Nonperishable food (no glass jars, please): Healthy varieties of canned foods, such as low-sodium beans, vegetables, soups, pasta sauces and tomato varieties, tuna and chicken, along with rice, pasta, popcorn kernels, nut butters, olive and canola oil, spices and pet food.

Household essentials: Toilet paper, paper towels, hand sanitizer, laundry detergent and dish soap.
Personal care items: Toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, shampoo, conditioner, feminine care products and shaving products, antibacterial wipes and washcloths.

Baby care items: Diapers, wipes, formula, creams, ointments and baby wash.

Pet supplies: dog and cat food, kitty litter, treats.

Cash: Island Harvest estimates every dollar is the equivalent of two meals.

Customers who cannot participate on this day, who would like to make an online donation, or who want more information about the initiative are encouraged to visit

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