Farmingville, NY – Due to the hardship the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to many families, the Town of Brookhaven Youth Bureau’s INTERFACE Program held an emergency food drive to help those who have been affected. The drive took place from March 22 through April 23, with seven drop off locations in various areas throughout Brookhaven. Overall, enough food was collected to donate to six food pantries located throughout Brookhaven Town, a homeless shelter, and individual veterans and four families who contacted the Youth Bureau.
“I want to thank all the residents and local businesses that contributed to this food drive,” Supervisor Ed Romaine said. “These are difficult times and the response we received continues to show how Brookhaven residents rise to the occasion of helping our neighbors in need.”
Councilman Michael Loguercio, Town Board Liaison to the Youth Bureau said, “Thank you to everyone who contributed to this drive. Working with the Youth Bureau, there are various programs that run throughout the year to help those in need and it is always very gratifying to see how many residents are helped through this program.”
INTERFACE is a partnership between individuals, generous corporate neighbors and the Town of Brookhaven united in a shared effort to give year-round assistance to Brookhaven’s less fortunate residents. For more information about the Brookhaven Youth Bureau and its programs, visit the Town website or call 631-451-8011.
Pictured left to right are Supervisor Ed Romaine, Town Assessor Richard DeBragga, INTERFACE Program Coordinator Josephine Lunde and Assessor’s Office Executive Assistant Maria Polak (sitting).