The Long Island Board of Realtors contributed $5,000 to support community hunger relief programs in Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties this holiday season.
The donation benefitted Island Harvest and City Harvest as part of LIBOR’s 15th annual Realtors Against Hunger campaign.
LIBOR volunteers recently joined Island Harvest at its warehouse in Melville to assemble vital food boxes used for daily programs and distribution. The group packed over 400 boxes for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, which provides a monthly box of non-perishables to qualifying seniors. This program serves 4,000 seniors monthly.
Another current program of the nonprofit is its Turkey and Trimmings Collection Campaign, which runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 30 and encourages Long Islanders to donate all the items necessary to complete a traditional holiday-style meal for residents struggling to feed their families. LIBOR’s contribution will support 5,000 meals over the upcoming holiday weeks.
“Long Island Board of Realtors is proud to partner with Island Harvest and City Harvest through the Realtors Against Hunger campaign to raise awareness of those who are suffering from food insecurity on Long Island,” LIBOR President Kevin Loiacono said in a written statement. “As prices have surged for necessities, it is more important than ever to help our neighbors in need. Our continued participation in this program will assist these organizations in providing some needed relief to those who need it most in our communities and will help families put special holiday meals on their tables.
Island Harvest, Long Island’s largest hunger-relief organization with a mission to end hunger and reduce food waste on Long Island, projects that it will distribute more than 15 million pounds of food to hungry Long Islanders through 400 food pantries by the end of 2022.