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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Brookhaven Town’s Annual Veterans Food Drive Provides More Than 200 Grocery Bags of Food

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Farmingville, NY -  Supervisor Ed Romaine announced today that Brookhaven Town’s Division of Veterans Services food drive will this year provide approximately 250 grocery bags of food to veterans in need and their families. Established in 2017, the Brookhaven Town’s Veterans Food Drive has generated more than 900 grocery bags of food in only three years. This year’s drive was held from June 10 through June 28, and non-perishable foods were contributed by residents and local businesses to four Town drop-off locations in Coram, Farmingville Blue Point and Mount Sinai.

Supervisor Romaine said, “Brookhaven Town’s Division of Veteran Services will continue working with local veterans to identify and assist those who are in need. I want to thank all the residents and local businesses whose heartfelt contributions have provided hundreds of meals to veterans and their families.”

Councilman Michael Loguercio, the Town Board Liaison to the Division of Veterans Services said, “This drive not only provides food for veterans in need in Brookhaven Town, it also raises awareness for our Division of Veterans Services Office. I encourage all Brookhaven veterans to contact this office and schedule an appointment to find out what benefits you may be entitled to.”

Councilman Kevin LaValle said, “I am so grateful toward all veterans for their tremendous service to our country and will continue to work with our Division of Veterans Services Office to help them anyway we can. I also want to remind veterans and their spouses that if they live in Brookhaven Town, they can find out if they qualify for a Veterans Property Tax Exemption by contacting the Town’s Assessors Office.”

The Brookhaven Town Division of Veterans Services Office, working in shared partnership with the Suffolk County Veterans Services Agency, has distributed 200 bags of food to veterans who visited the office and worked with local VFW representatives to distribute the contributions directly to veterans and their families. A portion of the donations are being kept at the Office of the Division of Veterans Services to distribute on an as- needed basis. If you would like to find out more information about the services provided by the Division of Veterans Services, please call 631-451-6574. The hours of operation are Tuesday, Thursday and every other Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Pictured from left to right are Supervisor Ed Romaine, Division of Veterans Services Officer Brian Rooney, Farmingville VFW Memorial Post 400 Commander John Rago and Councilman Kevin LaValle.

Division of Public Information * Office of the Supervisor
One Independence Hill • Farmingville • NY 11738 • Phone 631-451-6595

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