Come Support Neighbors Facing Food Insecurity at Power to Feed Long Island!
at Stop & Shop | Fri Jul 22
Stop & Shop
291 W Main St.
Smithtown, NY, NY 11787 (Map)
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Date & Time
10:00 AM – 02:00 PM
Fri, Jul 22, 2022
Cost: Free Event
On Friday, July 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., PSEG Long Island’s second Power to Feed Long Island collection drive of the summer will be held at the Stop & Shop located at 291 West Main Street in Smithtown.
Food collection bins and a drive-through option will be available, where members of the public can donate nonperishable items and household essentials for neighbors facing food insecurity because there is food insecurity in every zip code – even yours and the surrounding municipalities.
Power to Feed Long Island was created to restock Island Harvest Food Bank’s warehouse shelves with healthy, nutritious meals. The food will be distributed to local food pantries and programs for Long Islanders who are facing food insecurity.
With the help of generous Long Islanders, the initiative aims to collect the equivalent of 30,000 meals during July, August and September. Last year, thanks to the generosity of Long Islanders, the equivalent of nearly 22,000 meals was collected – 1,000 meals more than the 21,000-meal goal for 2021.
Please consider donating some of the healthy foods you feed your own family, pet food or personal care items, including:
– Nonperishable food (no glass jars, please): Healthy varieties of canned foods, such as low-sodium beans, vegetables, soups, pasta sauces and tomato varieties, tuna and chicken, along with rice, pasta, popcorn kernels, nut butters, olive and canola oil, spices and pet food.
– 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.
If you cannot participate on July 22, please consider making a donation online at www.psegliny.com/feedli – every dollar counts as two meals