Long Island, NY - April 8, 2014 - JVC Broadcasting and Long Island Cares, Inc. will once again partner to host a series of food drives as part of the 2014 Summer Concert Series at the Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill. Concert goers are encouraged to bring a donation of non-perishable food, personal care products, pet food, baby diapers and formula, or other items to support Long Island Cares, Inc. - The Harry Chapin Food Bank. Staff and volunteers will be at every concert collecting donations, selling merchandise, and distributing information about Long Island Cares' food assistance and self-sufficiency programs that support Nassau and Suffolk County communities.
"Partnering with JVC Broadcasting and the Pennysaver Amphitheater for a summer concert food drive just makes sense," said Elana Sissons, Food Drive Coordinator at Long Island Cares, Inc. "We are going into the community and reminding people that they can fight hunger and enjoy their families. It is a great learning experience for children and hits home with Harry Chapin fans."
The summer concert series kicks-off on Saturday, June 21 with the BEER FIELDS CRAFT BEER and MUSIC FESTIVAL featuring a performance by MATISYAHU.
For tickets and complete concert information visit www.pennysaveramp.com
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.