SAYVILLE, NY - August 17, 2011- Island Hills Golf Club in Sayville recently held a Member Golf Tournament to benefit Island Harvest, Long Island's largest hunger relief organization, raising $19,205 to help fight hunger on Long Island. In addition, the 107 participating golfers donated 500 pounds of food to be distributed to local soup kitchens, food pantries and emergency feeding programs.
"Island Harvest and the 283,000 Long Islanders who face hunger each day on Long Island are grateful for the generosity of all who participated in the event at Island Hills Golf Club," said Randi Shubin Dresner, present and CEO of Island Harvest. "Through grassroots participation in communities across Long Island, we can make a big difference in the lives of those struggling with hunger."
"When I accepted the role of Women's Group president at Island Hills one of my goals was to have our entire membership participate in a charity event to benefit people close to home," said Debra Epilone. "I knew about Island Harvest from food drives and knew all food and proceeds stayed on Long Island and that was very important to me. We are looking forward to next year and have decided to once again choose Island Harvest as our charity fundraiser."
About Island Harvest
Fighting hunger and touching lives, Island Harvest serves as the bridge between those who have surplus food and those who need it, supplying over 570 community-based nonprofit organizations on Long Island with critical food support to help stem the advancing tide of hunger in our communities. Island Harvest has delivered more than 71 million pounds of food, supplementing nearly 54 million meals, since its inception in 1992. In support of its mission to end hunger and reduce food waste on Long Island, the organization is actively involved in education, outreach, advocacy, job training and hunger awareness programs. Island Harvest is a member of Feeding America. For more information about Island Harvest, visit www.islandharvest.org.