Suffolk County Kicks Off Healthy Corner Store Project

Special Promotion on August 15 in Mastic Beach

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Mastic Beach, NY - August 14, 2014 - Suffolk County officials will join representatives from Island Harvest, Sustainable Long Island, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County to kick off Suffolk County’s Healthy Corner Store Project, a unique trial to encourage local businesses to distribute and promote fresh, healthful foods to residents who live in communities that lack access to affordable options.
The event will feature discounts on 1% and skim milk, new outdoor signage promoting healthy food choices, samples of healthy foods and free lunches for children.
Kate Browning, Suffolk County Legislator
Gregson Pigott, MD, Director, Suffolk County Department of Health Services’ Office of Minority Health
Randi Shubin Dresner, President & CEO of Island Harvest
Vito A. Minei, P.E., Executive Director, Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County
Erin Thoresen, Program Coordinator, Sustainable Long IslandOther members of the Suffolk County Food Policy Council
When: Friday, August 15, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Neighborhood Country Market, 73 Whittier Drive, Mastic Beach, NY 11951