Assemblyman McDonough Helps Collect Over 1,500 Pounds Of Food For Long Island Families
Local News, Community, Charity & Cause, Politics
By Long Island News & PR
Published: August 09 2017
McDonough: "No one should have to worry about where their family’s next meal will come from."
Assemblyman Dave McDonough pictured outside King Kullen grocery store Saturday where he and volunteers collected over 1,555 pounds of food for local families.
Photo by: Office of Assemblyman Dave McDonough.
Bellmore, NY - August 9, 2017 - Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R, C, I-Merrick) is pleased to announce the success of his food drive this past weekend which collected over 1,555 pounds of food. The drive was held at the King Kullen in Bellmore on Aug. 5 and was sponsored by Long Island Cares.
“No one should have to worry about where their family’s next meal will come from,” said McDonough. “It is important that we pay it forward and help out those who are less fortunate. Not only is this helping out families in need on Long Island, but this is also a great opportunity to teach younger generations what is means to help out your neighbor. I look forward to working with Long Island Cares again in the future to raise even more food to help out even more families.”
“During a time when food drive donations are historically low, The Summer Food Drive to End Hunger serves as a significant tool in meeting our vision of a hunger-free Long Island. This series of food drives helps us to put more food on the tables of our friends and neighbors facing food insecurity. The food drive sponsored by Assemblyman McDonough on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 resulted in an unprecedented 1,555 pounds of food for the needy. We are very grateful to Assemblyman McDonough for his participation and recognizing the truth of hunger on Long Island, and for his decision to stand and act on behalf of those in need,” said William Gonyou, Community Events and Food Drive Manager of Long Island Cares.