A Powerful New Initiative

PSEG Long Island is excited to team up with Island Harvest on a new initiative to help people in our communities facing food insecurity. It’s called Power to Feed Long Island and you can help.

Summer is a particularly challenging time for food banks. Most see their stock dwindle rapidly and donations decrease. When schools close, daily school meals stop for thousands of Long Island children who depend on them. We set a goal to provide enough food for 21,000 meals. Please join us.

Together, we're collecting...

Healthy foods

Healthy Foods

Canned Goods

Non-Perishable Goods

Household items

Household Items

Toothpaste

Toiletries

Baby Diapers

Baby Essentials

Pet food

Pet Supplies

Feed Long Island - Progress

Donate Across Long Island

Stop by any of the following events with a donation of non-perishable food from 10AM - 2PM.

July 16 Islandia - Watch Highlights

Stop & Shop, 1750 Vets Mem Hwy.

July 23 East Meadow

Stew Leonard’s, 1897 Front Street

August 6 Massapequa

Stop & Shop, 702 Hicksville Road

August 20 Shirley

King Kullen, 273 Wm Floyd Pkwy.

September 17 Huntington Station

Stop & Shop, 1100 Jericho Tpk.

September 24 Garden City Park (New Hyde Park) 

King Kullen, 2305 Jericho Tpk.

Food Insecurity on Long Island

It took a pandemic to shine a brighter light on the issue of food insecurity on Long Island. But the fact is that hunger on Long Island is not a new problem. Approximately 600,000 people on Long Island experience food insecurity – including 90,000 children.*

* As of 2020, according to IslandHarvest.org


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Daniel Eichhorn

A Message from Daniel Eichhorn

President and COO, PSEG Long Island

"We have a longstanding partnership with Island Harvest and in past years, our employees have volunteered many hours to deliver and sort food at their locations. So when we heard Island Harvest needed support, we jumped at the chance to work with them once again."

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Meet Our Ambassadors

Over the next few months, look for us at supermarkets across Long Island where we will be holding food collection drives. Our goal is to collect enough food for 21,000 meals. The Power to Feed Long Island is just one of the ways PSEG Long is committed to giving back to our communities across Long Island and the Rockaways. 
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The Importance of Power to Feed

Listen to Dan Eichhorn, President and COO of PSEG Long Island and Randi Shubin Dresner, President and CEO of Island Harvest, talk about the importance of the Power to Feed Long Island and the growing issue of food insecurity on Long Island and throughout our community.

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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.

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

 
Toiletries:

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

 


* Please no glass containers