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Pink Tie marks a year of food deliveries to local pantries

The Pink Tie Delivers team was out this week to deliver food and financial contributions to four local food pantries.

This week’s effort marks the one-year anniversary of Pink Tie Delivers initiative that saw more than 115 deliveries of food and money to over 45 Long Island food pantries during the pandemic.

On Friday, the Pink Tie Delivers team assisted pantries in Hempstead, Long Beach, Medford and Central Islip.

Each week, Pink Tie has organized volunteers to bring food and financial donations to pantries throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties, helping local volunteers and organizations to serve families, children, seniors and others who have been impacted by job losses and loss of income through the pandemic.

This week, 1,000 meals were delivered by Stock Car Nation, ShopRite contributed a food donation and volunteers from Keller Williams assisted in the food deliveries.

“It’s been a year since Pink Tie changed gears to help those most in need in our Long Island community,” said volunteer Asia Lee. “Led by our fearless leaders Mike and Rich Cave, and spearheaded by Eric Alexander from Vision Long Island, we have been able to deliver thousands of meals to churches and food pantries throughout Long Island. I couldn’t be prouder of our team, and I’m glad that I have been able to assist when time permits.”

Ray Thomas, an advisory board member of, said the food delivery effort was a major reason for joining the Pink Tie and TiedIn Media team.

“PinkTie has always been a pioneer in the giving-back model and their outreach during the pandemic crisis should be adopted as a staple in all corporations,” Thomas said. “I am so proud to work alongside Mike, Rich, Eric, Ray, the whole PinkTie Delivers team and our community leaders that are out there delivering food to our neighbors in need.”

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