Farmingville, NY - On September 3, Supervisor Ed Romaine and the Town Board volunteered their services at the Long Island Cares, Inc. Harry Chapin Food Bank’s new, COVID-19 distribution facility in Hauppauge. The facility is one of 19 temporary “pop ups” that were established to help meet the increased need during the COVID 19 pandemic. In less than 2 hours, they rolled up their sleeves and put together 215 bags of nutritious food totaling 4,730 pounds. This equates to 3,936 meals which will be distributed via mobile units to Long Islanders in need. The Town of Brookhaven has partnered with Long Island Cares, Inc. and Suffolk County to provide assistance to individuals and families by delivering meals to people who cannot access food themselves at this time. Since March 13, Long Island Cares has distributed more than 5.3 million pounds of emergency food, household items, personal care products, baby products and pet food. They have served over 74,000 Long Islanders who never previously needed the services of their local food bank and disseminated 4,390,502 total meals to Long Islanders in need.Pictured at left (left to right) are Supervisor Ed Romaine, Councilwoman Valerie M. Cartright, Legislative Aide Thomas Heinlein, Councilman Kevin LaValle, Councilman Michael Loguercio, Councilwoman Jane Bonner, Town of Brookhaven Commissioner of Housing and Human Services Department Alison Karppi, Legislative Aide Victoria Molloy, Town of Brookhaven Bus Service Supervisor Dona Marchese, Long Island Cares Chief Government Affairs Officer Michael W. Haynes and Councilman Neil Foley. For more information about how you can volunteer, donate food or if you are in need of food for yourself or family, visit the Long Island Cares Inc. Harry Chapin Food Bank website or call 631-582-FOOD (3663).