Supervisor Ed Romaine and Councilman Michael Loguercio announced today that Brookhaven Town’s Division of Veterans Services will be holding a food drive for veterans in need from Monday, June 11 through Friday, June 29. Last year’s food drive provided more than 300 bags of food to veterans and their families and was so successful that the Town decided to make it an annual drive. The Division of Veterans Service will once again work with local Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) representatives to distribute the donations directly to veterans and their families.
Supervisor Romaine said, “Brookhaven Town is home to veterans who have selflessly and courageously served our country. Many of them need assistance, and when provided with an opportunity, Brookhaven residents always rise to the occasion to help our neighbors in need. I want to thank the Division of Veterans Services and our local VFW representatives for working together to organize this initiative.”
Councilman Michael Loguercio, the Town Board Liaison to the Division of Veterans Services said, “Brookhaven veterans and their families have sacrificed so much, and it is very gratifying to know this drive will provide them with some much-needed relief. I encourage residents to donate to this very worthy program and for our veterans to contact the Town’s Division of Veteran Services to find out what benefits you may be entitled to.”
Drop off points for the food drive are:
- 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 fruits and vegetables, pasta, cereal, oatmeal and rice. If you would like to find out more information about this food drive or other services provided by the Division of Veterans Services, please call 631-451-6574.