Power to Feed Long Island

Many of our neighbors continue to face food insecurity — particularly during summer when donations to food banks decrease and daily meals stop for thousands of children who depend on them. You can help! For the fourth year, PSEG Long Island is partnering with Island Harvest as part of our Power to Feed campaign. From May through September, collection drives will be set up across Long Island, where you can donate non-perishable food and essential care items. See dates and locations below.

Together, we're collecting...

Healthy foods

Healthy Foods

Canned Goods

Non-Perishable Goods

Household items

Household Items



Baby Diapers

Baby Essentials

Pet food

Pet Supplies

Power to Feed LI

Please stop by any of the locations below between 9AM - 4PM. 

  • 05/24: Stop & Shop, 702 Hicksville Rd., Massapequa
  • 06/08: Stop & Shop, 3126 Jericho Tpk., East Northport
  • 06/21: Stop & Shop, 3750 Hempstead Tpk., Levittown
  • 07/12: Stop & Shop, 260 Pond Path, South Setauket
  • 07/26: Stop & Shop, 95 Old Country Rd., Carle Place
  • 08/16: Stop & Shop, 3577 Long Beach Rd, Oceanside
  • 09/13: Stop & Shop, 365 Route 109, West Babylon


“We are grateful to have our longtime partner, PSEG Long Island, stand with us and actively support our efforts to combat hunger and food insecurity on Long Island, and its annual Power to Feed Long Island collection event demonstrates that commitment,” said Randi Shubin Dresner, president & CEO, Island Harvest Food Bank. “We continue to see families struggle to put food on the table while trying to meet other essential monthly financial obligations, and the tremendous support of PSEG Long Island and Stop & Shop, coupled with the generosity of their customers who support Power to Feed Long Island, will help provide much-needed and welcome relief to our Long Island neighbors in need.”

- Randi Shubin Dresner, President & CEO, Island Harvest

2023 - A Look Back at Last Year!

Many of our neighbors continue to face food insecurity — particularly during summer when donations to food banks decrease and daily meals stop for thousands of children who depend on them. In 2023 we set a goal to collect enough food to provide more than 50,000 nutritious meals!
Power to Feed Long Island

Food Insecurity on Long Island

More than 67,000 Long Island children deal with food insecurity and the pandemic has exacerbated the issue, with a 26% increase over pre-pandemic levels. That’s in addition to a 10% increase in food costs and a 95% increase in fuel costs. These factors have added to the challenges for Island Harvest to ensure our neighbors in need have access to healthy food and services. See how you can make a difference.

Drive Donations

Feeding America’s 2014 Hunger in America study found that 79% of clients purchase inexpensive, unhealthy foods just to make ends meet. However, clients say they are looking for healthier foods to feed themselves and their families. Here are some suggestions of healthy foods to bring to the collection drives. Please no glass containers

Healthy Non-Perishable Goods:

  • Canned Beans/Dried Beans
  • Peanut Butter or Other Nut Butters
  • Rolled Oats
  • Canned Fruit in Juice (Not in Light or Heavy Syrup)
  • Canned Vegetables (Low-Sodium)
  • Low-Sodium Soups
  • Canned Tuna/Chicken
  • Brown Rice/Instant Brown Rice
  • Quinoa
  • Nuts/Seeds/Dried Fruits
  • Shelf-Stable Milk and Milk Substitutes
  • Whole-Grain Pasta
  • Low-Sodium Pasta Sauce
  • Popcorn Kernels (Not Microwave Popcorn)
  • Canned Stews (Low-Sodium)
  • Whole-Grain, Low‑Sugar Cold Cereals
  • Olive or Canola Oil
  • Canned Tomatoes (Low-Sodium or No-Salt)

Household Items:

  • Dish Detergent
  • Cleaning Sprays/Wipes
  • Sanitizer Gloves/Masks
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper


Baby Essentials:

  • Baby Formulas
  • Diapers
  • Baby Wash
  • Baby Oil/Lotion
  • Diaper Rash
  • Ointment

Pet Supplies:

  • Cat Food- Wet/Dry
  • Dog Food- Wet/Dry


  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Mouthwash
  • Washcloths
  • Soaps/Body Washes
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Razor/Shaving Cream
  • Feminine Items