McKevitt Sponsored Food Drive Helps End Hunger Locally

August 21, 2017

Assemblyman Tom McKevitt (R,C,I-East Meadow) partnered with Long Island Cares and King Kullen Supermarkets for a summer food drive, which aimed to help end hunger across Long Island. The food drive resulted in over 1000 pounds of food donated.

“Thank you so much to all of the Long Islanders who donated to our food drive. Your donations will truly make a difference in feeding the many residents in our community who go hungry,” said McKevitt. “There are so many reasons why someone may be going hungry – but there is no shame in asking for help. As evidenced by this drive, our community is committed to helping end hunger, and on behalf of our Assembly District, I would again like to thank everyone who donated.”

“During a time when food drive donations are historically low, the Summer Food Drive to End Hunger serves as a significant tool in meeting our vision of a hunger-free Long Island,” said William Gonyou, the community events and food drive manager of Long Island Cares. “This series of food drives helps us to put more food on the tables of our friends and neighbors facing food insecurity. The food drive sponsored by Assemblyman Tom McKevitt on Saturday, August 19, 2017 resulted in an unprecedented 1020 pounds of food for the needy. We are very grateful to Assemblyman McKevitt for his participation and recognizing the truth of hunger on Long Island, and for his decision to stand and act on behalf of those in need.”

According to Long Island Cares, 89,030 children go hungry on Long Island each year. Their website includes a searchable database of food pantries, soup kitchens and donation sites. Within five miles of East Meadow, NY there are over five dozen food pantries open to the public.