Island Harvest goes the distance for Guinness World Record

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Island Harvest made an attempt Friday to set a mark recognized by Guinness World Records.

The food bank's "Kids Weekend Backpack Feeding Program" happens every week. But it's now trying to do more by attempting to break the world record for the longest line of hunger-relief packets.

The current record is 1,000 packages in one line. And the food bank planned to lay down between 1,800 and 2,000.

Volunteers from PSEG Long Island helped line up the packs containing cereal, pasta, milk and more.

The rules for Guinness World Records are fairly strict. For example, once a volunteer placed down a bag of food, they couldn't touch it again. The food would be ready to be given to hungry families by next weekend.

Local surveyors inspected the long line of food to make sure it meets the requirements for Guinness.

Island Harvest CEO Randi Shubin Dresner said it would take just a few hours to complete the line of food. But it will take a few weeks for Guinness to determine if Island Harvest broke the world record.

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