Farmingville, NY - On June 29, Councilman Michael Loguercio (right) stopped by the Town’s Veterans Services office to find the room full with donated food destined for needy veterans. The donations were dropped off by residents as part of Brookhaven Town’s Division of Veteran’s Services Food Drive that launched on June 26 and will run through July 14. The Division of Veteran’s Services is working with local Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) representatives to distribute the donations directly to veterans and their families. Pictured with the Councilman are Suffolk County Liaison to the Town’s Division of Veterans Services Melissa Pandolf and Vietnam era veteran Robert Stephens, member of the West Islip American Legion Post 1738.
“The Veterans Food Drive is off to a great start,” said Councilman Michael Loguercio, Town Board liaison to the Division of Veterans Services. “We’ve already delivered 80 bags of food to veterans in just a few days, but there are many more that need help. I encourage everyone to buy a little extra for our veterans when they do their food shopping to help make life better for those who have sacrificed so much.”
Drop off points for the food drive are:
Suggested food items for donations include all non-perishables including, but not limited to, canned soups, canned fruits and vegetables, pasta, cereal, oatmeal and rice. If you would like to find out more information about this food drive or other services provided by the Division of Veteran’s Services, please call 631-451-6574.