A team of volunteers from QuickChek packed 12,513 meals to aid Island Harvest Food Bank’s efforts to assist thousands of Long Islanders during the ongoing pandemic.
Fifteen volunteers from QuickChek stores in Lake Grove, Copiague, Commack, Hauppauge, Bohemia and Bethpage sorted and packed 13 pallets containing 431 boxes of perishable and non-perishable food last week to help Long Island veterans and homebound senior citizens in need.
The effort helped Island Harvest’s Senior Mobile Food Pantry, which delivers food directly to people in need, increasing the availability of nutritious perishable and non-perishable items for people in low-income and senior neighborhoods, according to a company statement.
The family-owned convenience store chain has raised millions of dollars to support a variety of causes benefiting children, families and military veterans and actively supports community food banks across New Jersey, Long Island and the Hudson Valley.
“Our stores have remained open throughout the pandemic as an essential business and as an essential part of our local communities to meet people’s needs for fresh food, products and services in a safe shopping environment,” QuickChek CEO Dean Durling said in the statement. “We’re proud to support the food banks throughout the year and through the volunteer efforts of our team members to help our neighbors in need during this crisis.”