Farmingdale-based grower donates 30,000 pounds of potatoes to Island Harvest
Bushwick Potato Commission, a Farmingdale-based grower and distributor of potatoes and other produce, recently donated approximately 30,000 pounds of potatoes to Island Harvest Food Bank.
The food bank provides food to Long Islanders affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
“We are grateful to the Bushwick Potato Commission for their incredibly generous donation, which will help people across Long Island struggling to feed their families because of the economic havoc created by the pandemic,” said Randi Shubin Dresner, president and CEO, Island Harvest Food Bank.
Bushwick Potato has been working with local growers to supply its supermarket and foodservice customers for more than 85 years.
Since the beginning of March, Island Harvest Food Bank has distributed more than one million pounds of food at more than 330 sites across Nassau and Suffolk counties to address the increasing problem of food insecurity caused by the unprecedented public health crisis.