Farmingville, NY – Supervisor Ed Romaine has announced that Brookhaven Town has collected 258 lbs. of pet food and supplies during the Long Island Cares 12th Annual Legislative Pet Food Drive Challenge. The drive focused on collecting and providing food for the family members most vulnerable to hunger – our pets. This year, the Town accepted donations at seven drop off locations from March 21 through April 22. Donated items included canned dog and cat food, five to ten-pound bags of dry food, treats and various pet care supplies including litter boxes, food bowls, pet carriers, pet toys and more. Pictured left to right are Councilmember Jonathan Kornreich; Long Island Cares - The Harry Chapin Food Bank Food Drive Manager, Billy Gonyou; Supervisor Ed Romaine; Deputy Supervisor Dan Panico; INTERFACE Coordinator Josephine Lunde; and Councilwoman Jane Bonner.
Founded by the late Harry Chapin, Long Island Cares, Inc. brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry and food insecure on Long Island and, to the best of their ability, provides for the humanitarian needs of our community. Their goals are to improve food security for families, sponsor programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency, and educate the general public about the causes and consequences of hunger on Long Island. For more information, go to www.LICares.org.