To Benefit Long Island Cares – The Harry Chapin Food Bank.
Smithtown, NY - February 6, 2019 - Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta is participating in Long Island Cares’ seventh 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 enable them to keep their pets at home instead of placing them in shelters.
Legislator Trotta pointed out that, according to Long Island Cares, dog and cat food are the most requested items by their member agencies. “Pets keep many people going, giving them comfort and a reason to survive in difficult times so I am asking the kind residents and pet lovers in my district to help out. Last year we collected over 1,000 pounds of pet 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 29.
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- 854-3900.
Legislator Robert Trotta represents the 13th Legislative District, and serves on the Legislature’s Economic Development, Parks & Recreation and Veterans Committees.