How you can help:
- Leave your non-perishable food by your mailbox for your mail carrier to pick up on Saturday, May 11, 2013,
- Volunteer your time to help with the Food Drive - you can register here,
- Spread the word about this easy way to help. Kids, seniors, veterans… they all need our help. Email or copy and add this link to your Twitter/Facebook/etc. feed:
This weekend Island Harvest is partnering with the National Association of Letter Carriers to collect food for people who are in need on Long Island. (Actually this event is also happening this weekend – all over the country!)
This food drive is so important to over 300,000 people here on Long Island (LI) who are struggling with hunger who depend on the food from Island Harvest each year. People often forget to donate food during the late spring and summer– and donations of food drop dramatically. Kids are out of school in the summer and don’t have access to the school lunch program. With over 100,000 children who struggle with hunger – please consider helping us:This food drive enables us to fill the shelves of food pantry’s all over LI so they are prepared for the summer increases they are expecting.
Click to see a flyer which promotes this project – PLEASE SHARE IT - with friends, staff, colleagues, civic and community groups, intra net at your work, on Facebook, twitter, etc.
Just tell your friends - put out a can or a case of food or personal care items at their mailboxes on Saturday May 11 – so that their letter carrier can pick it up. The letter carriers then bring it to a donated warehouse where our volunteers (700 in number!!!) help Island Harvest to sort wrap and package the food – and get it out to the people who need it most.
Help us spread the news of this easy way to help– businesses, civics, colleagues, friends and family
On Facebook , twitter etc. please share.
Thank you!!!(Check out this picture of last year – 450,000 pounds donated from the community for the community – it’s an awesome sight!)
Other ways to help Island Harvest:
Text HUNGER RELIEF to 266266 - to make a contribution to Island Harvest