PSEG Long Island, Island Harvest Food Bank and Stop & Shop kicked off PSEG Long Island’s second annual Power to Feed Long Island summer-long food drive on the first day of summer. Seven PSEG Long Island Power to Feed Long Island employee ambassadors, along with anti-hunger advocates and government officials gathered at the Stop & Shop in Massapequa to donate food and money, and call on Long Islanders to take action to support neighbors facing food insecurity.
Beginning July 1 and continuing through the end of September, collection drives will be set up at six different Stop & Shop supermarkets across Long Island, where community members can donate non-perishable food and essential care items. This year’s goal is to collect the equivalent of 30,000 healthy, nutritious meals for Long Island families struggling to put food on their tables. This goal recognizes Island Harvest’s 30th anniversary this year.
Members of the public are encouraged to come to the collection sites and donate non-perishable food items. Collection bins and a contactless, drive-thru, drop-off option will be available at each location. The first collection event will be held all day on July 1, the Friday of Independence Day weekend. The remaining five food drives will take place on subsequent Fridays as follows:
· July 1 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 702 Hicksville Road, Massapequa, NY
· July 22 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 291 West Main Street, Smithtown, NY
· Aug. 5 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 1615 Old Country Road, Riverhead, NY
· Aug. 19 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 95 Old Country Road, Carle Place, NY
· Sept. 2 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 3126 Jericho Turnpike, East Northport, NY
· Sept. 16 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 575 West Montauk Highway, West Babylon, NY
For additional information on Power to Feed Long Island, or to make an online monetary donation, visit www.psegliny.com/feedLI.