Island Harvest, Long Island Muslim Society feed 150 families at community event

Brian Stieglitz

August 19, 2020

Originally published in LI Herald on August 19, 2020.

Volunteers from the Long Island Muslim Society, Island Harvest, and Senator Kevin Thomas spent the afternoon handing out boxes of food to over 150 local families.

Volunteers spent a sunny afternoon at the Long Island Muslim Society in East Meadow last Saturday, as Island Harvest and State Sen. Kevin Thomas, a Democrat from Levittown, joined the mosque in handing out boxes of food to roughly 150 local families.

Each family was given two boxes of non-perishable items and packages of meat and cheese — enough food to last four days. Also on hand were representatives of the U.S. Census Bureau to ensure that residents are counted in this year’s census.

Rahat Hossain, an LIMS board member, said that Thomas had reached out to the mosque with the idea of holding the food drive. Randi Shubin Dresner, the president and chief executive officer of Island Harvest, lives in East Meadow, and said she was thrilled to join the mosque to help their neighbors.

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