Long Island Cares Announces First Ever Food Sorting Party

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100 kids to sort 100,000 pounds of non-perishable food.

Hauppauge, NY - April 4, 2014 - 100 kids are expected to attend Long Island Cares First Ever Sorting Party to celebrate their efforts in donating 139,158 pounds of food to the food bank. The donations were collected as part of the Nick Cannon Takeover Food Drive contest presented by Party105 FM Radio. The winning school will have Nick Cannon "takeover" their school as principal for the day on April 11, 2014. In addition, all 50,000 participating students, from 46 schools, received a one hour free pass to Air Trampoline of Bohemia. "The sorting party is a way to teach the students about hunger," said Elana Sissons, Long Island Cares Food Drive Coordinator, "and that all the schools are winners to those who will benefit from their donations." The sorting party will be hosted on Friday April 4th from 5:30-8:30pm at Long Island Cares 35,000 square foot warehouse in Hauppauge; and will include a free buffet, hunger education activities, Party105 playing kid friendly music, and the sorting of packing of canned and boxed goods for shipment to Long Island Cares member agencies. 
 
Date and Time: Friday April 4, 2014
5:30pm- 8:30pm
 
Where: Long Island Cares, 10 Davids Drive, Hauppauge NY 
 
What is a sorting party? The opportunity for students as young as 7years old to assisting in the sorting and packing of non-perishable foods and supplies
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