Holiday food drive kicks off November 18-19

With the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching, JVC Broadcasting and its roster of five radio stations are once again hosting their annual “Food Fight Against Hunger” food drive to support Long Island Cares, Inc. – The Harry Chapin Food Bank and the Brookhaven INTERFACE Program. This year’s two-day event will be held on Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19 at ShopRite, located at 95 North Service Road in Patchogue, from 10 am to 6 pm.

All five radio stations, including Party 105, My Country 96.1, La Fiesta 98.5, LI News Radio 103.9 and Oldies 98.1 will battle each other to see who can collect the most donated food. At past events, JVC Broadcasting has been very successful in raising donations and is looking forward to continuing in this tradition this November.

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, puddings, jello, cookie mix, cake mix and icing and juice. Frozen turkeys will be accepted. Also, donations of $10 Gift Cards to local supermarkets will be accepted.

Supervisor Ed Romaine said, “I urge everyone to donate whatever they can to help make the holidays a happier time for families in need. By doing our part we can make a big difference in their lives. I thank JVC Broadcasting for their support of Long Island Cares and the Town INTERFACE program as we work together to help those in our community who are less fortunate.”

“There are many families that struggle every day to put food on the table,” said Supervisor Romaine. “This 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.”

“There are 316,000 people on Long Island that are food insecure,” said William Gonyou, Community Event and Food Drive Manager for Long Island Cares. “Among these 316,000 people, 89,000 are children. This event is a fun and creative way to help our neighbors and to bring attention to an issue that is a growing need.”

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