Farmingville, NY – This year the Town of Brookhaven Youth Bureau’s INTERFACE Thanksgiving Food Drive provided more families in need with hearty Thanksgiving meals that it ever has before. Through the drive 1,144 families and a total of 5,148 people in need in Brookhaven Town received a Thanksgiving Day meal. Last year the drive provided meals to 942 families in need and a total of 3,912 people. Pictured are members of the Brookhaven Youth Bureau staff, interns, volunteers and staff from the Brookhaven Parks Department.
The Youth Bureau worked with JVC Broadcasting and its roster of five radio stations to host its annual “Food Fight Against Hunger” to support the Brookhaven INTERFACE Program the weekend before Thanksgiving at ShopRite in Patchogue, which collected 6,600 pounds of food. The Youth Bureau also worked with students at Sachem High School East, Sachem High School North and P.J. Gelinas Junior High School. These three schools held their own food drive and contributed donations from these drives to the Town’s food drive. Brookhaven Town employees also contributed food and gift cards to the drive.
“This is an excellent example of many facets of the Brookhaven community coming together to help our neighbors in need,” Supervisor Romaine said. “I want to thank all the students, residents, volunteers and local businesses that worked with the Youth Bureau to provide hearty Thanksgiving meals to Brookhaven families.”
Councilman Michael Loguercio, Town Board liaison to the Youth Bureau, said, “I thank everyone that so generously contributed to this year’s INTERFACE Food Drive. It was a tremendous success, as always. Many of our residents donated grocery store gift cards, making it possible for families to purchase a turkey or ham to complete their Thanksgiving meal. It was an amazing effort by everyone involved, and I thank the Youth Bureau for the wonderful work they do year-round.”
For more information about the Brookhaven Youth Bureau and its programs, please call (631) 451-8011 or visit brookhavenny.gov.
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