Smithtown, NY - August 10, 2016 - Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta is hosting a summer food drive and collecting school supplies for the Smithtown Emergency Food Pantry, which is based at the St. Thomas of Canterbury Church in Smithtown. Donations may be dropped off at Legislator Trotta’s district office at 59 Landing Avenue in Smithtown, Monday through Friday from 9am – 4:00pm.
Legislator Trotta will be collecting non-perishable food that can be used for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as baby food, formula and snacks. He is also accepting toiletries, diapers, paper products and pet food/treats.
School items needed include back packs, composition books, notebooks, glue sticks, crayons, colored pencils, pencils and pencil cases, pencil sharpeners, pens, erasers, color markers, highlighters, pocket folders, index cards and boxes, Fiskars children’s scissors, and Baby Wipes.
Legislator Trotta said, “The Smithtown Emergency Food Pantry does a wonderful job throughout the year of assisting area residents who need a helping hand. If my office can supplement their donations, I am pleased to do so.” The Food Panty, which has been in existence for more than 29 years, is supported by contributions from the community, as well as the parishioners of seven Smithtown Churches that also volunteer to staff the pantry and organize the supplies. For more information, please call Legislator Trotta’s office at 631-854-3900.