360 pounds of pet food collected

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Supervisor Ed Romaine has announced that Brookhaven Town has collected 360 pounds of pet food and supplies during the Long Island Cares 11th annual Legislative Pet Food Drive Challenge. This drive focused on collecting and providing food for the family members most vulnerable to hunger—our pets.

This year, the town accepted donations at seven drop-off locations from March 21 through April 22. Donated items included canned dog and cat food, five to 10-pound bags of dry food, treats and various pet care supplies including litter boxes, food bowls, pet carriers, pet toys and more.

About Long Island Cares Inc.

Founded by the late Harry Chapin, Long Island Cares Inc. brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry and food insecure on Long Island and, to the best of their ability, provides for the humanitarian needs of our community. Their goals are to improve food security for families, sponsor programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency, and educate the general public about the causes and consequences of hunger on Long Island. For more information, go to www.LICares.org.