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 third year, PSEG Long Island is partnering with Island Harvest as part of our Power to Feed campaign. From June through September, collection drives will be set up at six supermarkets 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

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2022 - A Success Story

Our 2022 Power to Feed Long Island initiative raised the equivalent of 42,616 meals – nearly 43% more than its 30,000-meal goal – thanks to the generosity of Long Islanders. Take a look and see how Island Harvest Food Bank, Stop & Shop, community volunteers came together to make this such a great success!

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.

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



Island Harvest



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