Hours Extended, Incentives Added for PSEG Long Island Power to Feed Long Island Food Collection Initiative during Hunger Action Month
(UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Aug. 29, 2022) September is Hunger Action Month and PSEG Long Island is providing extended hours and free LED lightbulbs at its Power to Feed Long Island food collection drives to encourage Long Islanders to help their food insecure neighbors.
Collection hours at the two remaining food collection drives – scheduled for Sept. 2 in East Northport and Sept. 19 in West Babylon – have been extended: 8 a.m. through 7 p.m. in an effort to accommodate additional potential donors.
LED light bulbs, which save money, energy and the environment, will be distributed to donors. Reusable shopping bags will also be handed out.
Power to Feed Long Island was created by PSEG Long Island in 2021 as a partnership with Island Harvest to help support neighbors facing food insecurity at a time when the pandemic and rising inflation are straining the inventories of local food banks.
It provides Long Islanders with nearby locations to donate food that will be distributed by Island Harvest back into their communities. Island Harvest supports dozens of local feeding programs, food pantries and soup kitchens, including Church of the Harvest in Riverhead, We All We Got in Smithtown, Feed my Sheep Food Pantry in Old Westbury, Open Arms and Caring Hearts WeeCare in Uniondale, St. Nicholas Church in West Babylon, Manna Ministries in East Northport and several Salvation Army locations throughout Long Island.
The partnership between PSEG Long Island, Island Harvest Food Bank and Stop & Shop supermarkets aims to collect the equivalent of 30,000 meals from July 1 to Sept. 30. As of Aug. 19, the initiative has met 75% of that lofty goal.
The remaining events are scheduled as follows:
- Friday, Sept. 2, at the Stop & Shop located at 3126 Jericho Turnpike, East Northport
- Friday, Sept. 16, at the Stop & Shop located at 365 NY-109, West Babylon
To support Power to Feed Long Island with a monetary donation online, visit www.psegliny.com/feedli – every dollar counts as two meals.
For additional information on Power to Feed Long Island, visit www.psegliny.com/feedLI. For more information on PSEG Long Island’s assistance and payment programs for customers experiencing financial hardship, visit https://www.psegliny.com/myaccount/customersupport/financialassistance. For information about Island Harvest, and for help with food insecurity issues, call 631-873-4775.
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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.