John M. Kennedy, Jr. and Nesconset Chamber of Commerce to Host Food Drives at 2014 Summer Concert Series to Support Long Island Cares, Inc.

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Donations of non-perishable food, personal care products, household supplies, pet food, and baby supplies will be accepted.

Nesconsent, NY - May 10, 2014 - Suffolk County Legislator John M. Kennedy, Jr. and the Nesconset Chamber of Commerce are inviting residents to bring a donation of non-perishable food, personal care products, household supplies, pet food, baby supplies to the 2014 Summer Concert Series at the Nesconset Gazebo to support the work of Long Island Cares, Inc. - The Harry Chapin Food Bank.
 
A total of six exciting concerts by some of the most renowned tribute bands will highlight the Summer Concert Series sponsored by the Chamber and Legislator Kennedy. "We're very pleased to once again be partnering with Legislator Kennedy and the Nesconset community in calling attention to the issue of hunger and food insecurity on Long Island by accepting donations of non-perishable food and other supplies to help our neighbors in need," said Paule Pachter, Long Island Cares' Executive Director. Long Island Cares' staff and volunteers will be at each of the six concerts collecting donations, distributing literature and selling merchandise including tee shirts to support the work of the regional food bank.
 
As an added promotion for concert goers each week an autographed and custom-framed drumhead will be raffled off from our "Beat an End to Hunger" initiative. The drumheads will feature many well-known and local acts, including some of the performers at the Gazebo. All monetary donations received from the raffle will support the Long Island Cares' Endowment Fund.
 
The schedule for the 2014 Summer Concert Series at the Nesconset Gazebo is as follows: 
July 1:              THAT 70's BAND
July 8:              SONGS IN THE ATTIC - A musical tribute to Billy Joel
July 15:            ALMOST QUEEN - The Ultimate Queen Tribute Band
July 22:            SIMPLY DIAMOND - Most authentic Neil Diamond impersonator 
July 29:            BON JOURNEY - Listen to the music of Bon Jovi and Journey
August 5:         FLEETWOOD MACKED - Best of Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks
 
For more information contact the Nesconset Chamber of Commerce at 631-724-2543
 
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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