Hauppauge, NY - November 16, 2014 - We would like to thank all of the students and teachers who contributed to our Mascot Naming Contest for their creative entries.
Aspara-Gus and Long Island Cares' staff are looking forward to their upcoming visit to the winning school, as well as the many opportunities on the horizon for children to get involved with Long Island Cares Inc. and help Aspara-Gus give back to those like them on Long Island who are hungry or food insecure.
Long Island Cares, Inc.
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, 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, Lindenhurst and Huntington Station. 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.