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PSEG Long Island Provides Long Island Cares With Nearly $30,000 For Its Commitment To The Environment

Pictured: PSEG Long Island recently presented Long Island Cares with a check for $29,313 – a rebate for installing an electric vehicle (EV) charger at its headquarters. The charger supports the food bank’s EV fleet vehicles. Pictured (left to right) are Michael Voltz, PSEG Long Island director of Energy Efficiency and Renewables; Long Island Cares’ Robert Labarbara, vice president for Supply Chain and Procurement; Kaylin Peterson, Philanthropy manager; Paule Pachter, president and CEO; and Paul DiBenedetto, PSEG Long Island electric vehicle program manager.

PSEG Long Island commends Long Island Cares, Inc. – the Harry Chapin Food Bank’s commitment to the environment for installing an electric vehicle (EV) charging station at its Hauppauge headquarters.

The food bank received rebates of $29,313 for installing a workplace electric vehicle charger with two ports, which will help it save money so it can support more families in need. The charger will power the organization’s growing EV fleet of vans and trucks, and allow employees and visitors to charge their EVs for free.

“PSEG Long Island applauds Long Island Cares for installing an EV charging station and purchasing EVs to replace some of its gas-powered vehicles,” said Michael Voltz, director of Energy Efficiency and Renewables, PSEG Long Island. “These measures will help support the environment and also save the organization money. Hopefully it can also serve as a model for other organizations. We’re happy to support this wonderful philanthropic organization in more ways that help them provide food for our neighbors in need.”

“We’re extremely grateful to PSEG Long Island for its continued support of our work at the regional food bank,” said Paule Pachter, president and CEO of Long Island Cares, Inc. – The Harry Chapin Regional Food Bank. “They have been important partners in our efforts to address food insecurity on Long Island by sponsoring several farmers market programs, generously donating energy efficient light bulbs to share with the many families and individuals that we assist, and by making it possible for us to install EV charging stations at our headquarters in Hauppauge. Through their generous support we can transition some of our gas-powered vehicles to more energy efficient EVs, which will enable Long Island Cares to save money that we can invest in feeding our neighbors in need.”

For more information on PSEG Long Island’s available residential and commercial rebates and incentives, as well as energy saving tips, please visit

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