Senator Flanagan Joins With Island Harvest In A Call For Charity This Holiday Season
Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently joined with Island Harvest President and CEO Randi Dresner to call on all Long Islanders to do what they can to help those in need this upcoming holiday season. Appearing together on a recently taped Meet the Leaders, the two spoke with host Patrick Halpin about the growing need for Long Islanders to join together to assist those less fortunate.
Island Harvest serves as a bridge between those who have surplus food, such as restaurants and businesses, and those in need. According to the organization, a recent study showed that 259,000 Long Islanders - 93,000 of them children - turn to soup kitchens, food pantries and emergency shelters each year.
The organization, which has rescued 36 million pounds of food since its inception in 1992, accepts private donations as well as corporate and legislative grants to sustain its food rescue programs. Senator Flanagan has been instrumental in securing funding for Island Harvest and he secured $75,000 in state funding last year.
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"It has been my honor to work with Island Harvest and to see the great work they do everyday. But more funding is necessary to adequately serve the many Long Islanders who go hungry throughout the holidays and all year long and I urge you to help in any way you can. Please support our local organizations deliver these critically important services to those who need it most," stated Senator Flanagan. "Your effort, no matter how large or small, will go a long way towards making the holidays a true time of hope."
The Meet the Leaders show with Senator Flanagan and Randi Dresner will be airing throughout the month of December on Cablevision.
According to Cablevision, the show will appear on channel 18 on the Hauppauge System and channel 118 on Brookhaven System at the following times:
11:30 a.m. on Friday, December 1
11:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 2
11:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 3
10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5
10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 9
10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12
11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 13
10:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 17
1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 18
11:30 a.m. on Monday, December 25
11:30 a.m. on Friday, December 29
11:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 30
11:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 31
On the Woodbury system, the show will appear on channel 18 at the following times:
8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5
6:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 9
8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13
5:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 17
8:30 p.m. on December 25
On the Riverheadsystem, the show will appear on channel 18 at the following times:
11:00 a.m., 8:00 pm. and 11:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1
11:00 a.m., 8:00 pm. and 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5
8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. onSaturday, December 9
11:00 a.m., 8:00 pm. and 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13
11:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 17
11:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. on Monday, December 25
11:00 a.m., 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on Friday, December 29
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