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Power to Feed Long Island
We did it - together!
More than 42,000 meals were collected to help local families struggling with food insecurity.
42,616 meals – nearly 43% more than our 30,000 goal has been collected!
Thank you to everyone across Long Island and the Rockaways for your generosity. Also a big thank you to everyone at Island Harvest Food Bank, Stop & Shop, our employees and the community volunteers who contributed to the initiative!
“PSEG Long Island’s Power to Feed Long Island initiative has brought out the best in our community and we are overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of Long Islanders. With their help, we were able to collect 12,616 more meals than the lofty goal of 30,000 we set in June. This is a powerful affirmation of what Long Island is all about. Helping each other is just what we do. I am so proud of our employees who supported these events with their time, money and efforts.”
- David Lyons, interim president and COO of PSEG Long Island.
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Support Island Harvest
Are you unable to visit one of our drop-off locations? You can still support the Island Harvest Food Bank! Make a donation online to help us achieve our goal. Every $1 = 2 meals!
Wow. When we asked customers to help our Power to Feed Long Island initiative provide 30,000 meals to local families over the summer, we could only imagine such a powerful response. Our customers and employees came through, providing our partner, Island Harvest Food Bank, with the equivalent of more than 42,000 meals!
‘Power to Feed’ Returns to Fight Hunger
PSEG Long Island, Island Harvest Food Bank and Stop & Shop kicked off PSEG Long Island’s second annual Power to Feed Long Island summer-long food drive. Seven PSEG Long Island Power to Feed Long Island employee ambassadors, along with anti-hunger advocates and government officials gathered at the Stop & Shop in Massapequa to donate food and money, and call on Long Islanders to take action to support neighbors facing food insecurity.
Meet Our Ambassadors
In addition to generous community support, PSEG Long Island employees have contributed greatly to the success of Power to Feed Long Island. Look for our employees volunteering at food collection sites across Long Island. This initiative is just one of the many ways that PSEG Long Island and its employees are committed to giving back to our communities.
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.
A Success in 2021!
Last summer's Power to Feed Long Island initiative exceeded its goal, raising the equivalent of 21,944 meals – nearly a thousand more meals than its 21,000-meal objective. Three months and six food drives yielded 10,106 pounds of food and supplies, plus nearly $2,200 in cash donations, and online donations totaling more than $4,000.
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
Canned Fruit in Juice (Not in Light or Heavy Syrup)