A project to help the hungry and, simultaneously, Northport restaurants, is in full swing.
Dr. Barbara Bolen, a clinical psychologist and a member of the Northport Chamber of Commerce, created The Takeout Project, encouraging people to buy gift cards from Northport restaurants, which are then distributed to local food pantries. The Ecumenical Lay Council food pantry in Northport and the St. Anthony’s of Padua St. Vincent dePaul Food Pantry in East Northport are participating.
“Last year, the Project was so needed and successful, and I thank all of you who contributed to that success. I didn’t think we would need it again this year, but here we are,” Bolen said recently.