HAUPPAUGE, New York – April 12, 2021
Long Island Cares received a $5,000 grant from Investors Foundation in response to the increased demand for emergency food brought on by the pandemic. The grant will help further Long Island Cares mission, enabling them to make additional food purchases for residents living on the East End of Long Island. Long Island Cares opened its fifth community based satellite and emergency food distribution center in Hampton Bays in March of 2020 at the height of the pandemic. The location features a First Stop Triage Pantry and Baxter’s Pet Pantry. Many residents living on the East End of Long Island work in seasonal positions and industries like hospitality, agriculture, and trade industries, all of which have been negatively impacted by the pandemic creating furloughs, layoffs, and job losses. Since its opening in March of 2020, the satellite has served 14,795 people and has given out 97,420 meals.
“We are grateful to Investors Foundation for their support of our Hunger Assistance and Humanitarian Center of the Hampton’s. This critical emergency funding will help assist our residents in need living on the East End,” said Paule T. Pachter, CEO of Long Island Cares.
About Long Island Cares, Inc.
Founded by the late Harry Chapin, Long Island Cares brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry and food insecure on Long Island and, to the best of our ability, provides for the humanitarian needs of our community. Our goals are to improve food security for families, sponsor programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency, and educate the general public about the causes and consequences of hunger on Long Island. Our vision is A Hunger Free Long Island. Long Island Cares, Inc. – The Harry Chapin Regional Food Bank has a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator as well as earning Guidstar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency.