For the fifth consecutive year, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Long Island Cares Harry Chapin Food Bank will partner to distribute free frozen turkeys and holiday trimmings to veterans in need of assistance that present proper identification this Friday, December 18th from 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. at the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency (VSA) located in Building Q, on the grounds of Nassau University Medical Center – 2201 Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow.
“I thank Long Island Cares and our Veteran Service Agency for the good work they perform throughout the year in helping those most in need,” said County Executive Mangano. “This holiday season, let us give thanks for the many blessings we have, and also thank the brave men and women in the United States Armed Forces for the sacrifices they have made for our freedom.”
Meals include turkey, trimmings, canned vegetables and fruits. Supplies are limited. Veterans are encouraged to reserve their turkey and trimmings today by calling the VSA at (516) 572-6565.
Long Island Cares has distributed hundreds of turkeys over the past four years at the VSA. For information on volunteering, or if you or someone you know needs assistance, please contact Long Island Cares at http://www.licares.org or call (631) 582-3663.
About Long Island Cares
Long Island Cares is a comprehensive hunger assistance organization, serving thousands of individuals and families in need – providing food to soup kitchens, emergency shelters, child care programs, disability organizations, veterans’ services programs and more. They also sponsor programs that promote self-sufficiency and educate the public about the causes and consequences of hunger on Long Island. Their vision is a hunger-free LI. The Harry Chapin Food Bank was founded in 1980 by the late Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, and social activist, Harry Chapin. Today, it distributes more than six million pounds of nutritious food every year.