Holiday food donations down across Long Island

Pantries and soup kitchens across Long Island are reporting food shortages as the holidays draw near.

Experts say 40,000 area children go to sleep hungry every night, and many families rely on donations to put food on the table. Though experts say the need for food this year is higher than ever, they report donations are down 40 percent.

Island Harvest distributed 40,000 pounds of food to more than 30 kitchens and pantries Friday. Workers say many of those that receive donations are working people who are overwhelmed by expenses and cannot afford to feed their families.

Related Links: Lighthouse Mission Island Harvest

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