Organizations Boost Food Drive, Backpack Collection

PSEG-LI said Thursday that it had raised the equivalent of 42,616 meals through its Power to Feed Long Island campaign.

At an announcement in Melville, the company said that  14,897 pounds of food was collected at the six sites, along with $13,367 collected online and in cash donations and gift cards.

“PSEG Long Island’s Power to Feed Long Island initiative has brought out the best in our community and we are overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of Long Islanders,” said David Lyons, interim president and COO of PSEG Long Island. “With their help, we were able to collect 12,616 more meals than the lofty goal of 30,000 we set in June. This is a powerful affirmation of what Long Island is all about. Helping each other is just what we do. I am so proud of our employees who supported these events with their time, money and efforts.”

Meanwhile, the Long Island chapter of Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care USA reported Thursday that its volunteers had packed thousands of kits and school supplies worth nearly $25,000 last week. In addition, with assistance from PSEG LI, the group said was able to distribute 10,000 meals to Island Harvest.

 Mitesh Lakhani, a trustee of the organization, commented after the event “We are extremely grateful for the consistent support of the attendees and sponsors. The common goal to elevate our communities unites us, helping us leverage the power in numbers to truly make a difference.”

The event, held Saturday at Half Hollow Hills Public Library, was supported by Huntington Town Clerk Andrew Raia, Suffolk County Legislature Minority Leader Jason Richberg, Suffolk County Department of Social Services Commissioner Frances Pierre, Huntington Town Attorney Deborah Misir, Staples, Target, and Costco.






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