Central Islip, NY - July 30th, 2013 - On Sunday, September 8th the Long Island Ducks will take to the field at Bethpage Ballpark ready to fight hunger on Long Island. With the support of NBTY Helping Hands and working in partnership with Long Island Cares, Inc.-The Harry Chapin Food Bank, the Ducks and NBTY Helping Hands are sponsoring "Hunger Awareness Day" to call attention to and reaise awareness about hunger on Long Island and the work of Long Island Cares, Inc.
Long Island Cares' staff and volunteers will be collecting donations of non-perishable food and providing information about their wide array of programs and community services to assist families impacted by hunger and food insecurity both on the plaze and on the concourse of the ballpark. In addition, the first 1,500 fans to enter the ballpark will receive commemorative "Hunger Awareness Day" tee-shirts. The Ducks will also be wearing specially designed orange jerseys to promote hunger awareness.
Long Island Cares, Inc. has a number of excellent tickets available for this special day game at $12.00 each, and all proceeds support the regional food bank. To purchase tickets to join the "Hunger Awareness Day" festivities, please call (631) 582-FOOD.
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 programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency. The organization was founded by the late singer, songwriter and social activist Harry Chapin in response to the immediate needs of hungry Long Islanders. 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 locations 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.