PSEG Long Island Employee Volunteers Team Up With Island Harvest Food Bank to “Stamp Out Hunger”
(Uniondale, NY – June 14, 2019) —Since Mother’s Day, several groups of PSEG Long Island employee-volunteers have been hard at work at the Island Harvest food bank center for food collection and distribution in Hauppauge helping to sort through nearly 500,000 pounds of food donated by Long Islanders for distribution to families in need. This very large donation was collected by letter carriers as part of its 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger campaign.
Stamp Out Hunger is an initiative of the National Association of Letter Carriers. The day before Mother’s Day each year, U.S. Postal Service employees collect donated non-perishable food items at homes along their routes. The collected food is donated to area food banks, like Island Harvest, and packed up for area families in need. Without volunteers, like those from PSEG Long Island, the task would be daunting.
“Dozens of PSEG Long Island employees each year volunteer their time at Island Harvest Food Bank,” said Suzanne Brienza, PSEG Long Island director of customer experience and utility marketing. “This volunteer opportunity was even more special because our employees were helping their neighbors on Long Island, while participating in a national event to fight hunger.”
PSEG Long Island employees routinely volunteer their time to support a variety of Island Harvest’s events and activities like various sort and pack opportunities, as well as staffing its annual turkey drive, tending the Healthy Harvest Farm and rescuing good, edible food at restaurants and stores and delivering it to food pantries and kitchens.
Island Harvest says this is the largest donation they’ve received from the Stamp Out Hunger collection event. For more information on Stamp Out Hunger, visit https://www.nalc.org/community-service/food-drive. For more information on Island Harvest, visit https://www.islandharvest.org/
PSEG Long Island gives back to the people and communities it serves by actively supporting hundreds of local charity events each year through the company’s Community Partnership Program. Last year, PSEG Long Island employees logged 26,000 service hours volunteering at 1,145 fundraising and community events to support more than 400 organizations. For more information on how PSEG Long Island supports the communities it serves, visit https://www.psegliny.com/community.
Photo Caption: For the past month, groups of PSEG Long Island employees have been volunteering at the Island Harvest Food Bank’s center for food collection and distribution in Hauppauge, sorting through 500,000 pounds of donated food from the 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger campaign.
PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system under a long-term contract. PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company.