Island Harvest, Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization, recently received an additional $25,000 grant from the Robin Hood Foundation to assist Long Island families still struggling in the wake of the devastation caused by hurricane Sandy. Proceeds from the grant were used to purchase $25 gifts cards from Stop & Shop supermarkets, which in turn were distributed to families impacted by the storm.
Earlier this month Island Harvest received $200,000 from the Robin Hood Foundation which helped fund meals for first responders and supplemental food, personal care items and cleaning supplies for those affected by late October’s super storm.
“We are exceptionally grateful to the Robin Hood Foundation and all its supporters for stepping up and offering much needed aid to thousands of people on Long Island and throughout the tri-state area whose lives were upended by the fury of hurricane Sandy,” said Randi Shubin Dresner, president and CEO, Island Harvest.
Now in its 20th year, Island Harvest serves as the bridge between those with surplus food and those who need it, supplying nearly 570 community-based nonprofit organizations on Long Island with critical food and related support services to people in need and the general public to help stem the advancing tide of hunger in our communities.
For more information about Island Harvest, visit www.islandharvest.org.