Supervisor Ed Romaine announced today that Brookhaven Town’s Division of Veteran’s Services will be holding a food drive for veterans in need from Monday, June 26 through Friday, July 14. The Division of Veteran’s Services will work with local Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) representatives to distribute the donations directly to Veteran’s and their families.
Supervisor Ed Romaine said, “Brookhaven Town is the home to a great number of veterans who served this country with honor and many of them are in need of assistance. Thanks to our Bureau of Veterans Services, the VFW and the generosity of our residents, we are able to help our neighbors in need to get by. I encourage everyone to donate to this very worthy program.”
Councilman Michael Loguercio, Town Board liaison to the Division of Veteran’s Services said, “The Town has many great partners and the local VFWs can always be counted on when someone needs a helping hand. This food drive is a perfect example of their selfless efforts, as well as the kindness of Brookhaven residents who want to help make life better for those who have sacrificed so much.”
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 fruit 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 Veteran’s Services, please call (631) 451-6574.