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Long Island Cares - The Harry Chapin Food Bank Awarded Highest Rating By Charity Navigator

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Long Island Cares, Inc. - The Harry Chapin Food Bank has been awarded a 4-star rating for the third consecutive time by Charity Navigator, America's ...

Long Island, NY - May 7th, 2013 - Long Island Cares, Inc. - The Harry Chapin Food Bank has been awarded a 4-star rating for the third consecutive time by Charity Navigator, America's premier charity evaluator. Long Island Cares has received this rating for sound fiscal management and its ability to "efficiently manage and grow its finances, execute its mission in a fiscally responsible way outperforming most other charities in America." According to Charity Navigator, "only 10% of the charities they rate have received three consecutive four-star evaluations, indicating that Long Island Cares outperforms most other charities in America." This exceptional designation "differentiates Long Island Cares from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust."

"This latest rating from Charity Navigator comes at a time when our organization is expanding our community services programs to provide additional direct services to people in need, including the expansion of our Emergency Response and Recovery Services program in Lindenhurst," said Robin Amato, Director of Development and Communications for Long Island Cares, Inc. "I think people recognize the investment we're making in redefining the role of the food bank and are responding very favorably," Amato said. "Of course none of this would be possible without the direction and leadership of our Controller Bruce Gaugler and his talented accounting team, and of course our Executive Director Paule Pachter and our Board of Directors."

Charity Navigator, America's premier charity evaluator, highlights the work of efficient charities and provides donors with essential information needed to make informed choices. For more information visit www.chariynavigator.org.

About Long Island Cares, Inc.
Long Island Cares, Inc. - The Harry Chapin Food Bank is Long Island's first food bank: serving the hungry on Long Island since, 1980.  Long Island Cares brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry on Long Island and provides emergency food where and when it is needed, and sponsors a wide variety of innovate direct service programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency. The organization was founded by the late singer, Grammy Award winning songwriter and social activist Harry Chapin in response to the growing issue of hunger on Long Island. It is continued today by his wife and partner Sandy Chapin, a dedicated Board of Directors and talented staff working out of their 35,000 square foot facility in Hauppauge and their storefront hunger assistance centers in Freeport and Lindenhurst. Long Island Cares is a member agency of the Food Bank Association of New York State and Feeding America. Long Island Cares, Inc. is recognized by the NYS Department of Health and the USDA as the regional food bank for Long Island.

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For More Information, Please Contact:
Robin Amato, Director of Development and Communications
631-582-3663 x 103

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