Founded in 1992, Island Harvest is Long Island’s largest hunger-relief organization, and plays a vital role in countering the sharply rising problem of hunger right here on the Island. Through its Kids Weekend Backpack Feeding Program, founded in 2006, Island Harvest provides 62,500+ packs of nutritious food to schoolchildren who may not otherwise receive solid meals on weekends.
With all its hunger-related efforts combined, Island Harvest provides food and non-food items to 316,000 Long Islanders living with food insecurity and in need, giving them a voice to help them transition from uncertainty to stability. And they’re always looking for volunteers! Check out their volunteer page to find out how you and your friends and family can make a difference during the holidays and throughout the year.