Island Harvest back in business

Island Harvest volunteers unloading donated food for distribution

Island Harvest volunteers unloading donated food for distribution among LI’s food pantries, soup kitchens and other community-based feeding programs. (Credit: Island Harvest)

Randi Shubin Dresner, president and chief executive of Island Harvest in Mineola, said her agency opened two of its warehouses today for the first time after the storm, and is ready to distribute food.

It had already given thousands of pounds of products to the American Red Cross on Monday, and nine more truckloads of water, energy drinks, protein bars and other items are expected arrive on Friday from Feeding America, a nationwide hunger-relief organization.

Dresner said in addition to distributing food to the Red Cross and food pantries, her agency plans to bring trucks to the hardest-hit areas on Long Island and distribute food directly to people there.

Island Harvest is taking donations from the public — especially donations of protein products in cans, personal-care items, and baby items.

For more information call 631-873-4775.

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