SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — 13-year-old Hampton/NYC resident, Grant Andreas, had an idea to collect the leftover food from the summer months to feed the struggling families of Long Island. Thanks to help of Strong’s Marine and Hall Lane Moving & Storage, Move For Hunger is turning Grant’s idea into a reality with the first annual Hamptons End of Summer Food Drive.
Over 320,000 people on Long Island, including 118,000 children, live on incomes that put them at risk for hunger. The collections from the End of Summer Food Drive will directly benefit the food supply of Long Island Cares – The Harry Chapin Food Bank; the organization that provides hunger relief for struggling families in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Collection boxes will be set up all Labor Day weekend long, September 1 through September 3 at Strong’s Marine, conveniently located along County Road 39. Area residents are urged to set aside any non-perishable food items and drop off the donations during the weekend. Any person that makes a donation will automatically be entered to win a Stand Up Paddleboard courtesy of Sunrise to Sunset Surf and Sport.
Hall Lane Moving and Storage, the local partner of Move For Hunger, has offered to provide the necessary boxes and deliver all donations directly to the Long Island Cares-The Harry Chapin Food Bank.
“We’re very excited to once again partner with our friends at Move for Hunger for this very creative and exciting event,” said Paule Pachter, Executive Director of Long Island Cares, Inc. “We’re very hopeful that many people in the Hampton communities will come by and help the regional food bank in an our efforts to feed and support our neighbors in need.”
Sponsors: Thayer’s Hardware & Patio, Sunrise to Sunset Surf and Sport, Future Stars at Hampton Racquet, Hampton Jitney, Strong’s Marine, Hall Lane Moving & Storage, and Southampton Chamber of Commerce.
About Move For Hunger:
Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that works with relocation companies across the country to pick up unwanted, unopened food from those who are relocating and deliver it to local food banks across the country. To date, Move For Hunger is working with over 350 movers in 43 states and has collected more than 670,000 pounds of food. For more information or to find out how you can help support Move For Hunger, visit http://www.MoveForHunger.org/ .