Our Place Collects 1,800 LBS. of Food to Fight Hunger on Long Island

December 5, 2018 | 5:36 pm | Written by

For the fourth straight year, Our Place, a newspaper that covers Suffolk County, NY, organized a food drive to help fight hunger on Long Island.

From October 5-November 16, donations of non-perishable food was collected at Our Place’s office and 21 partner locations throughout Bohemia, Centereach, Farmingville, Hauppage, Holtsville, Islandia, Lake Ronkonkoma, Ronkonkoma, and Selden. A grand total of 1,800 lbs. of food was collected, which is enough to provide 1,500 meals!

The donations were distribtued to 3 different food pantries in the area. Our friends from Hall Lane Moving & Storage once again volunteered to lend a hand.  They provide boxes for the collection and volunteered to deliver donations to the St Joseph’s Parish Outreach Center and the St John’s Evangelical Lutheran Chruch Food Pantry. Our Place personally delivered donations to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Virgin Church.

More than 80,000 people in Suffolk County are food insecure, including 1 in 8 children. Thank you to Our Place and Hall Lane Moving & Storage for helping to provide meals to your neighbors in need.

Start the New Year off right by hosting a food drive in your community!

About Move For Hunger

More than 41 million Americans, including 1 in 6 children, struggle with food insecurity each day. Hunger exists in every state, county, and congressional district in the United States.

Move For Hunger has collected nearly 9 million pounds of food thanks, in large part, to ordinary people like you who recognized the urgency of the problem and decided to take action. We need your support to continue providing meals for our neighbors in need.

We have delivered more than

11,479,245
pounds

of food to food banks across United States & Canada.

These food donations account for more than

9,566,038
meals

for people in need.