This 2017 Holiday Season, Logic Web Media will be giving back to the community by aiding families in acquiring resources they need to survive. In coordination with the Harry Chapin Food Bank & Long Island Cares, Inc., we will be collecting food that will be distributed to local families as a food drive drop-off location.
Long Island Cares: A Community-Oriented Organization
Long Island Cares, Inc. was founded by Harry Chapin, famed Grammy-winning songwriter, in 1980. Using his platform as an artist, Chapin sought to combat the food shortage that Americans everywhere faced. He began these efforts five years prior in 1975 by creating a non-profit food collection agency called World Hunger Year, which empowers community organizations to create affordable solutions for the hungry.
Since 1980, Long Island Cares has faithfully collected and supplied Long Island residents with food, personal hygiene items and other necessary resources. As Long Island’s oldest food bank, they serve over 580 member agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, child care facilities, and Veterans’ service programs throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. In addition to food, they also collect and distribute personal care items.
Logic Web Media Serving as Official Drop-Off Location
So, we’re temporarily switching hats! Now through December 29th, Logic Web Media will be collecting food, toiletries, pet and personal care items that will later be distributed to local families in need of assistance during the holiday season.
Please bring all donations to our office in Huntington Station, NY:
710 East Jericho Turnpike
Huntington Station, NY, 11746
The Hunger Issue on Long Island
Hunger is a significant issue for Long Islanders. 316,000 people on Long Island are hungry; over a quarter are children. In many cases, people who cannot afford food are instead allocating money toward other essentials, such as housing and medication.
In addition to collecting and distributing food, Long Island Cares wages the war against hunger through programmatic efforts. The New Paths to Achievement and job training programs educate at-risk individuals by imparting valuable job-related skills, and instilling a sense of confidence. They also coordinate various programs to help low-income families learn about the importance of a healthy, balanced diet, and how to cook healthy meals. Finally, Long Island Cares inspires local organizations and schools to take action and assist them in this cause.
Stop by anytime between 9am-5pm, Monday- Friday. Feel free to call us at (631) 824-3390 if you have difficulty finding our office, need to drop off donations outside of normal business hours, or have any other questions.
This year, Long Island Cares would like to emphasize the growing need for cat food.
- Proteins: canned tuna/chicken, beans, nut & non-nut butters, etc.
- Fruits: Canned or dried fruits, juice boxes, bottled juices, jams/jelly, fruit bars.
- Vegetables: Canned soups, vegetables, Tomato sauces, dry soup mix.
- Grains: Pasta, rice, hot/cold cereals, quinoa, pancake/waffle mix.
- Dairy: Shelf stable milk, canned/evaporated milk, instant breakfasts, shelf stable parmesan cheese.
- Additional Foods: Flour, cooking oils, coffee, tea, snacks, condiments.
- Baby: Diapers, wipes, formula, cereal, unused bottles, plastic jars of baby food, lotions, powder, diaper ointment.
- Personal Care: Soap, dental care, shampoos, hair brushes, deodorants, feminine care.
- Household: Toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergents, paper goods (please no glass jars).
- Pet Food: canned and dry dog/cat food and treats, caged animal foods.
For more details regarding donation drop-off at Logic Web Media, please click here to contact us.