Farmingville, NY - Supervisor Ed Romaine has announced that the Town of Brookhaven’s annual Youth Bureau INTERFACE Thanksgiving Food Drive provided holiday meals for 965 families, feeding a total of 4,342 people. The Youth Bureau INTERFACE Program is a partnership between good neighbors, local businesses and the Town of Brookhaven, united in a common effort to provide help to Brookhaven’s less fortunate residents all year round. As in the past, P.J. Gelinas Junior High School in East Setauket, Sachem North and Sachem East High Schools helped to collect the food, as well as grocery store gift card donations. On November 21 and 22, the INTEREFACE Program and JVC Broadcasting also hosted a food drive event at Compare Foods in Patchogue. Pictured at left are Youth Bureau social workers organizing donated food and at right are bags of food ready for distribution.
“Every year, many of our neighbors struggle to put food on the table and the COVID-19 pandemic has only made it worse,” said Supervisor Romaine. “Our Thanksgiving Food Drive helps families have a happy holiday and reminds us all about the true meaning of the season. I want to thank all the volunteers and our Youth Bureau for helping to provide Thanksgiving meals to our Brookhaven families in need.”
The INTERFACE program provides a variety of goods and services to those in need through volunteerism and generous donations from our partners. The Town greatly appreciates the efforts of the volunteers and the generosity of Town residents who donate to all these worthy causes. For more information about the Youth Bureau and the INTERFACE Program, go to the Town website or call (631) 451-8011.