LI food banks in need of donations

Long Island food banks and pantries say they are facing a critical shortage this holiday season and are in need of donations. Island Harvest President and CEO Randi Shubin-Dresner says the organization

News 12 Staff

Nov 17, 2014, 5:03 AM

Updated 3,474 days ago

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LI food banks in need of donations
Long Island food banks and pantries say they are facing a critical shortage this holiday season and are in need of donations.
Island Harvest President and CEO Randi Shubin-Dresner says the organization expects to collect two million pounds of food less than they did last year.
"Now for more than a decade, the organization has had about 40,000 requests for turkeys each Thanksgiving," she says. "This year, they expect to be able to give out roughly 12-15,000 turkeys."
Island Harvest is not the only group working to feed hungry Long Island residents.
On Saturday night, two Copiague companies, J&M Towing and Convoy Heavy Duty Truck Parts, gathered roughly 100 truckers together for a food drive at parking lot 10 at Long Island's MacArthur Airport. They were on a mission to put holiday meals on as many tables as possible. 
The event benefited the Lighthouse Mission.
 


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