Nassau County's Police Benevolent Association, Detectives Association Inc., and the Superior Officers Association are holding a Veterans Day and holiday food drive Tue., Nov.11.
The event is being held in cooperation with Island Harvest and the Mary Brennan Inn.
“Sadly, there are many homeless and underprivileged veterans. Some have fallen on hard times or are battling lifelong injuries they sustained while in service,” PBA President James Carver said in a statement. “No veteran should go hungry, so let's dig deep, head to the grocery store and buy some Thanksgiving food items for our veterans.”
Blue collection drums are set up in each of the county’s eight police precinct buildings, the department headquarters, the police academy and at the PBA office.
In addition to precinct-based collections, the associations will hold “Operation Hope” Veterans Day food drives from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Waldbaum's, 702 Hicksville Rd., Massapequa; Shop Rite in Morton Village, 1054 Old Country Rd., Plainview; and at King Kullen, 127 Sunrise Hwy., Rockville Centre.
The police groups are seeking donations of frozen turkeys, fresh produce and non-perishable food items in non-glass containers.