The Long Island Chapter of the IMA is very passionate about giving back in our communities and are currently working with two organizations to help meet the needs of those on Long Island that need our help the most:
Long Island Cares was established in 1980 by the late singer, songwriter and social activist, Harry Chapin. Theirur organization provides nutritional food and support services for a network of more than 540 community-based member agencies including food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, child care programs, disability organizations, veterans services and more. While the annual distribution of over 6 million pounds of nutritious food is the heart of Long Island Cares’ operations, they function as more than just a food bank.
Long Island Cares provides a broad array of programs including food drives, hunger education, job training, kids cafes, mobile outreach vans, new paths to achievement, school tools, and food pantries.
Island Harvest has become Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization. Their volunteers and staff now deliver millions of pounds of good, surplus food – much of which might otherwise go to waste – to a network of 570 Long Island-based food pantries, soup kitchens, and other non-profit organization that offer feeding services for those in need. By doing this, they provide a vital supply of food to counter the sharply rising problem of hunger here.
We would appreciate your help.
Please bring non-perishable packaged food to our meetings.
Can you place a food collection bin in your place of work? Contact Kirsten Nicklaus!
(*Also? Checks are gladly accepted at our meetings – make payable to Long Island Cares or Island Harvest.)
IMA-Long Island Community Service Committee