East Meadow, NY- Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today officially launched Hunger Action Month in Nassau County, by joining with Island Harvest, local food pantries and hunger relief advocates at a large-scale food distribution event at Eisenhower Park.
County Executive Mangano stood with President & CEO of Island Harvest Randi Shubin Dresner, as he declared September as Hunger Action Month in an effort to increase awareness that more than 300,000 Long Islanders, including 110,000 children, face the risk of going hungry every day.
The Hunger Action campaign fulfills a nationwide challenge to help those among us who can’t afford to buy food. To further bring awareness to the plight, County Executive Mangano has arranged for the dome of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building to be illuminated in orange and has coordinated the location of non-perishable food collection receptacles throughout County buildings.
“It’s families with children; senior citizens and veterans who represent the faces of hunger on Long Island today,” Mangano said. “Please join Island Harvest, and me, in helping address the hunger problem on Long Island. Make a difference in your neighbor’s lives, by donating today at www.IslandHarvest.org.”