PSEG Long Island, Island Harvest Food Bank kick off food drive initiative in Massapequa

This year’s goal is to collect the equivalent of 50,000 healthy, nutritious meals for Long Islanders facing food insecurity.

Jenn Seelig

Jun 30, 2023, 11:54 AM

Updated 332 days ago

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PSEG Long Island and Island Harvest Food Bank are kicked off PSEG Long Island’s third annual Power to Feed Long Island summer-long food drive initiative on Friday.
On certain days, collection drives will be set up at six supermarkets across Long Island, where community members can donate nonperishable food and essential care items.
This year’s goal is to collect the equivalent of 50,000 healthy, nutritious meals for Long Islanders facing food insecurity.
The community collection drives kicked off Friday in Massapequa at the Stop & Shop on Hicksville Road from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“We created PSEG Long Island’s Power to Feed Long Island as a way to provide a venue for people to help people. In the past two years, hundreds of Long Islanders have donated online and brought bags, carts and trunks filled with thousands of pounds of food to our collection sites to support the initiative,” said David Lyons, PSEG Long Island interim president and COO. “Our goal this summer is to collect the equivalent of 50,000 meals because there is still hunger in every ZIP code. PSEG Long Island is committed to playing an active role in improving the communities we serve. We are proud to partner with Island Harvest and our supermarket partners for the third year to help put food on the tables of families in our communities who need it.” 
The food drives will take place on Fridays as follows:   
  • July 14       8 a.m. – 3 p.m.      Stop & Shop - 291 West Main Street, Smithtown
  • July 28       8 a.m. – 3 p.m.      Stop & Shop - 95 Old Country Road, Carle Place
  • Aug. 11      8 a.m. – 3 p.m.      ShopRite 3901 Hempstead Tpke., Bethpage
  • Sept. 1       8 a.m. – 3 p.m.       Stop & Shop - 3126 Jericho Turnpike, East Northport
  • Sept. 15    8 a.m. – 3 p.m.       Stop & Shop - 575 West Montauk Highway, West Babylon 


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