Supervisor Ed Romaine has announced that the Brookhaven Youth Bureau INTERFACE Program’s Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive will run from October 16 to November 15. INTERFACE is a partnership between individuals, generous corporate neighbors and the Town of Brookhaven united in a shared effort to give assistance to Brookhaven’s less fortunate residents all year round. For more details, see the flyer below.
“There are many families that struggle every day to put food on the table,” said Supervisor Romaine. “Our Thanksgiving Food Drive not only helps those families, but it also reminds us about the true meaning of the holiday season. I ask everyone to give thanks for what they have and please open your hearts to those in need.”
Last year’s Thanksgiving Food Drive provided hearty Thanksgiving meals to more than 820 families in Brookhaven. Without the generous donations received during the drive, this would not have been possible.
Drop off points for this year’s Thanksgiving Food Drive include:
- Brookhaven Town Hall, One Independence Hill in Farmingville
- Henrietta Acampora Recreation Center, 39 Montauk Highway in Blue Point
- Brookhaven Town Highway Department, 1140 Old Town Road in Coram
- Rose Caracappa Senior Center, 739 Route 25A in Mount Sinai
Suggested food items for donations include all non-perishables, including, but not limited to: canned soups, canned cranberry sauce, turkey gravy, stuffing mix, instant potatoes, canned sweet or white potatoes, rice, canned vegetables, jar or canned sauce, macaroni, canned fruit, pudding, jello, cookie mix, cake mix, icing and juice. Due to refrigeration requirements, the Town cannot accept frozen turkeys. However, residents can donate $10 gift cards from local supermarkets, enabling families to purchase turkeys.
Hours of operation for the Town of Brookhaven Youth Bureau INTERFACE Program’s Thanksgiving Food Drive are from 9 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. For further information, please contact Josie Lunde at the Town of Brookhaven Youth Bureau at 631-451-8011.