Senator Fuschillo Teams Up WITH Island Harvest to Sponsor Holiday Food Drive

Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

November 30, 2011

             Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he is teaming up with Island Harvest this holiday season to sponsor a food drive for families in need.  

            “Far too many Long Island families don’t know where their next meal is going to come from. Through this food drive, we can lend a hand to families that have fallen on hard times. I invite all residents to join us in helping our neighbors in need,” said Senator Fuschillo. 

            Residents and community groups are welcome to participate in the food drive by donating canned goods and other non-perishable food items.  All food collected through the program will be donated to Island Harvest, which distributes over 8 million pounds of food to non-profit organizations across Long Island.  Over 283,000 Long Islanders are affected by hunger each year, according to Island Harvest.  

 Food donations can be dropped off through the end of the year at any of the following locations during their normal business hours: 

            * Senator Fuschillo’s Office

            5550 Merrick Road, Suite 205

            Massapequa, NY 11758


            * Bellmore Library

            2288 Bedford Avenue

            Bellmore, NY 11710


            * Farmingdale Library

            116 Merritts Road

            Farmingdale, NY 11735


            * Lindenhurst Library

            1 Lee Avenue

            Lindenhurst, NY 11757


            * Massapequa Library (Bar Harbour Building)

            40 Harbor Lane

            Massapequa Park, NY 11762


            * Massapequa Library (Central Avenue Building)

            523 Central Avenue

            Massapequa, NY 11758


            * North Bellmore Library

            1551 Newbridge Road

            North Bellmore, NY 11710


            * North Merrick Library

            1691 Meadowbrook Road

            North Merrick, NY 11566 


            * Roosevelt Library

            27 West Fulton Avenue

            Roosevelt, NY 11575


            * Seaford Library

            2234 Jackson Avenue

            Seaford, NY 11783


            * Wantagh Library 

            3285 Park Avenue

            Wantagh, NY 11793


Residents who have any questions about the holiday food drive can call Senator Fuschillo’s office at 516-882-0630.