Suffolk County, NY - July 23rd, 2013 - Suffolk County National Bank is conducting a food drive all summer long to support Long Island Cares, Inc.-The Harry Chapin Food Bank. Food drive collection boxes are located in all 32 branches of Suffolk County National Bank in Suffolk to accept donations of non-perishable food to feed the more than 300,000 people on Long Island that are hungry or food insecure.
Suffolk County National Bank is sponsoring the food drive as part of the Hauppauge Industrial Association Summer Food Drive, which collects more than 75,000 pounds of food for Long Island Cares annually.
"Suffolk County National Bank are wonderful partners in our fight against hunger on Long Island," said Elana Sissons, Food Drive Coordinator for Long Island Cares, Inc. "They have been one of the largest annual food drive sites as part of the HIA Summer Food Drive for the past ten years, and we are very grateful for their continued and generous support of our work."
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.