Smithtown, NY - February 3, 2017 - Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta is participating in Long Island Cares’ sixth annual Legislative Food Drive Challenge to collect pet food for the clients of Long Island Cares. Since 2009, Long Island Cares has provided free pet food and supplies to individuals and families in need, in an effort to help them maintain their pets at home instead of placing them in shelters.
Legislator Trotta pointed out that, according to Long Island Cares, dog and cat food is one of the most requested items by their member agencies because of the costs of heating a home, buying medications, paying bills and putting food on the table. “Pets keep many people going, giving them comfort and a reason to survive in difficult times so I appeal to the good neighbors and pet lovers in my district to help out. Last year we collected over 400 pounds of food,” said Legislator Trotta.
Pet products being collected include canned and dry cat/dog food, cat/dog treats, bird seed, and food for fish, rabbits, and ferrets, as well as kitty litter and small new toys.
Legislator Trotta will be holding the drive from now until March 31. Donations may be dropped off at Legislator Trotta’s office, 59 Landing Avenue, Suite 1, Smithtown. It is open Monday – Friday from 9am until 5pm. For more information, please call his office at 631- 54-3900.
Legislator Robert Trotta represents the 13th Legislative District, which includes Smithtown, Fort Salonga, Kings Park, San Remo, Nissequogue, Head of the Harbor, and St. James, as well as most of East Northport and parts of Northport and Commack.
Legislator Trotta serves on the Legislature’s Economic Development, Environment, Planning & Agriculture, Health, Public Works, Transportation & Energy, and Ways & Means Committees.