A food donation drive through Beyond Van Gogh and the Town of Oyster Bay will benefit Long Island Cares.
Town residents who purchase a ticket to Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience at Samanea New York in Westbury and donate at least two nonperishable food items will receive one free admission per ticket holder to the exhibition. The promotion runs through August 6.
Produced by Paquin Entertainment Group, Beyond Van Gogh features more than 300 of Vincent Van Gogh’s iconic artworks and takes the art lover into a three-dimensional world.
“Long Island has warmly welcomed Beyond Van Gogh into their community since we opened in March, and we are proud to team up with Long Island Cares and the Town of Oyster Bay to give back,” Justin Paquin, president of Paquin Exhibitions & Theatrical, said in a written statement. “Beautiful art can change how we see the world, and through our partnership with Long Island Cares, hopefully, we can help make sure fewer children go hungry this summer.”
Paule Pachter, president and CEO of Long Island Cares, Inc. The Harry Chapin Regional Food Bank, said the promotion will help raise awareness of food insecurity on Long Island, which impacts 221,000 people, including 65,000 children.
“When a family donates food and experiences the sights and sounds of this incredible Van Gogh experience, they will come away feeling very good that they were able to help their neighbors in need,” Pachter said in the statement.
Acceptable donations include canned soups, tuna, vegetables, fruit, pasta packages, crackers, juice boxes, bottled water, juice bottles, cereals, and granola bars. A minimum donation of two nonperishable items is required to qualify for the promotion.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting: www.vangoghlongisland.com.