Island Harvest Food Bank received a $45,000 grant from the PSEG Foundation on Saturday.
The funding will allow Island Harvest to purchase and provide an “uninterrupted supply” of food for Long Islanders facing food insecurity, especially while children are currently unable to access school meal programs due to temporary closures.
According to Island Harvest, donations of surplus food from restaurants, wholesalers and supermarkets have been declining since many business owners have been ordered to suspend their operations.
“Island Harvest Food Bank is grateful for the generous support of PSEG Long Island employees and the PSEG Foundation to help us increase our efforts to get much-needed food support to people in Nassau and Suffolk counties impacted by the coronavirus pandemic,” said Randi Shubin Dresner, president and CEO of Island Harvest. “PSEG Long Island is a longtime, valued partner in our hunger-relief efforts, and their generosity will help us through some of the extraordinary roadblocks we are encountering, including purchasing large quantities of food to meet the demands during these uncertain times.”
To donate to Island Harvest Food Bank, visit islandharvest.org.