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PSEG Long Island’s Power to Feed food donation drive begins

The fourth annual Power to Feed Long Island food drive is underway, organized by PSEG Long Island in partnership with Island Harvest Food Bank and Stop & Shop.

Collection drives will be set up at seven Stop & Shop supermarkets across Long Island, where community members can donate nonperishable food and essential care items. The first in-person collection event is scheduled for Friday, May 24, which is also the kickoff to Memorial Day weekend.

“We are proud to announce the 2024 kickoff of PSEG Long Island’s Power to Feed Long Island food collection drive to benefit Island Harvest Food Bank,” said David Lyons, interim president and COO, PSEG Long Island. “PSEG Long Island created these events for people to support their neighbors in need in their own communities, and they have been successful thanks to the generosity of Long Islanders.”

The drive aims to make up for the significant reduction in food donations to local food banks, pantries and other programs during the summer months.

The seven collection events are listed below:

Friday, May 24: Stop & Shop Massapequa, 702 Hicksville Road, Massapequa

Saturday, June 8: Stop & Shop East Northport, 3126 Jericho Turnpike, East Northport

Friday, June 21: Stop & Shop Levittown, 3750 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown

Friday, July 12: Stop & Shop South Setauket, 260 Pond Path, South Setauket

Friday, July 26: Stop & Shop Carle Place 95 Old Country Road, Carle Place

Friday, August 16: Stop & Shop Oceanside, 3577 Long Beach Road, Oceanside

Friday, Sept. 13: Stop & Shop West Babylon, 365 Route 109, West Babylon

Online donations can be made at Customers who make in-person donations at any of the above drives will receive a free LED light bulb and a reusable shopping bag.

Island Harvest has a need for specific items, including:

Nonperishable food: Healthy varieties of canned foods, such as low-sodium beans, vegetables, soups, pasta sauces and tomato varieties, tuna and chicken, rice, pasta, nut butters, olive and canola oil, spices and pet food (no glass containers please).

Household essentials: Toilet paper, paper towels, hand sanitizer, laundry detergent and dish soap.

Personal care items: Toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, shampoo, conditioner, feminine care products and shaving products, antibacterial wipes and washcloths.

Baby care items: Diapers, wipes, formula, creams, ointments and baby wash.

Representatives from PSEG Long Island and Island Harvest Food Bank will be available at all locations to provide information on low-income programs and money-saving energy efficiency options.

For information about Island Harvest and for help with food insecurity issues, call 631-873-4775 or visit:

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