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PinkTie marks two years of pandemic food deliveries

The PinkTie Delivers program marked its two-year anniversary of food and financial contributions by visiting four local food pantries in Westbury/New Cassel, North Babylon, Wyandanch and Central Islip. 

Since April 2020, the PinkTie Charities’ volunteer food delivery program, which consists of local businesses giving directly to the community, has visited more than 50 local food pantries. 

Over the last two years, the foundation and its partners have contributed over $375,000 with 160 deliveries through the pandemic. 

“We pivoted to food insecurity immediately when the coronavirus hit and our deliveries to food pantries helped us connect better to wonderful people serving neighbors in need,” said Mike Cave, co-founder of the PinkTie Foundation. “At the foundation, we believe that you do well by doing good and are inspired by this journey across Long Island’s neighborhoods.”

In marking the group’s two-year anniversary, more than $20,000 of financial contributions and food was distributed. 

The PinkTie Delivers team visited the Salvation Army in Westbury/New Cassel with Stephanie and Jean Sainteme; Neighbors Supporting Neighbors in Babylon with Kim Skillen; Trinity Lutheran Church food pantry in Wyandanch with Ghenya and Florence Grant; and the YES Center and Central Islip Civic Council with MaryAnn Pfiefer and Debbie Cavanaugh. 

The final stop in Central Islip was a homecoming for the PinkTie founders who were joined by their mom and local businesswoman Sue Cave, as they grew up in the community. 

Town of Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter and State Senator Phil Boyle joined the delivery and offered proclamations to the Cave family and PinkTie Charities. Over 100 cars were on line in Central Islip to receive the prepared meals and groceries assembled by the YES Center with the help of the foundation that day. 

“Through the pandemic, it was important for companies to support local communities,” said Rich Cave, co-founder of the PinkTie Foundation. “Local philanthropy is the best way to not only provide assistance, but grow your business. We always remember who stepped up during the darkest days.”  

Sponsors for the day included 1st Equity National Title, Keller Williams, Tiedin Media, SUNation, WSP, LI Meal Prep, Vision Long Island, Alpha Exotics and others. PinkTie Charities encourages corporations, local small businesses and individuals to engage in philanthropy in their community. 

You can join the PinkTie Delivers team, sponsor a drop, donate food, or run a food drive in your community. For more information visit:

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