Farmingville, NY - Supervisor Romaine and Councilman Michael Loguercio announced today Brookhaven Town's Division of Veterans Services food drive was so successful that the Town will now hold an annual drive for veterans and their families. The drive was held from June 26 through July 14 and residents and local businesses donated more than 300 bags of food in three weeks. Pictured left to right are Suffolk County Liaison to the Town's Division of Veterans Services, retired Master Sergeant Melissa Pandolf, World War II veteran and Rocky Point VFW Post 6249 member Dominick Losquadro and Rocky Point VFW Post 6249 Commander Joe Cognitore
Supervisor Ed Romaine said, "We can always count on Brookhaven residents to come through to help their neighbors in need and our Veteran's Food Drive is another example of their generosity. I am happy that the Town will make this an annual event."
Councilman Loguercio said, "Thank you to our Division of Veterans Services for their efforts to help our veterans. They play such an important role in the community by assisting those who have served our country and I encourage any veteran who needs help to call and make an appointment."
The Division of Veterans Services distributed a total of 260 bags of food to veterans who visited the office and worked with local Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) representatives to distribute the donations directly to veterans and their families. A portion of the donations are being kept at the office of the Division of Veterans Services to distribute on an as needed basis. If you would like to find out more information about the services provided by the Division of Veterans Services, please call the office at 631-451-6574. The hours of operation are Tuesday, Thursday and every other Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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Farmingville, NY 11738