Hauppauge, NY - June 28th, 2013 - On Tuesday, July 16, 2012 Long Island Cares, Inc.-The Harry Chapin Food Bank will hosts it's annual "Day of Making a Difference" to remember the life and legacy of it's founder the late Harry Chapin who passed away on July 16, 1981. "A Day of Making a Difference" is a call to action and service for all Long Islanders to take time to remember the work that Chapin started to address the issue of hunger on Long Island by establishing the region's frst food bank in 1980.
Long Island Cares, Inc. will be open from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM at all of their locations: 10 Davids Drive in Hauppauge, their Nassau Service Center at 84 Pine Street in Freeport, and their new South Shore Service Center at 163-1 N. Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst to welcome visitors to learn more about the regional food bank that Chapin established and to support the work of the organization as it addresses the needs of more than 300,000 Long Islanders impacted by hunger and/or food insecurities.
During the day the public is invited to visit to participate in a Hunger 101 Workshop; donate non-perishable food, new school supplies, personal care products, household supplies, and pet food; tour the food bank; help sort food in the warehouse; become a volunteer; purchase a gift of Harry Chapin's music; and make a donation to support the ongoing work of the organization. Refreshments are being provided by Rigatoni's Restaurant, Jonathan Lord Bakery, and Coca Cola.
"After thirty-two years we are still amazed at how dearly Long Islanders hold Harry in their hearts," explained Paule Pachter, Executive Director of Long Island Cares, Inc. "He had a unique relationship with his fans and they don't forget that. We are so grateful to the public and to the business community for remembering Harry's work and the way he continues to challenge all of us to get involved in service to our neighbors in need. We're looking forward to welcoming many visitors on July 16th and looking forward to sharing a part of Harry with them on this special day."
To participate in "A Day of Making a Difference" call: (631) 582-FOOD.