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COVID-19 Pandemic: BAPS Charities donates to Island Harvest in Long Island, NY

While the devastating impact on people’s lives and health due to COVID-19 has made 2021 a challenging year, the prolonged pandemic has also impacted many financially. In response to challenges brought by the rise in COVID-19 cases from the Delta & Omicron variant, BAPS Charities donated¬†$2,000 to Island Harvest, a food bank for Long Island, to provide food for needy families.¬†

“We are very thankful to BAPS Charities for thinking about the local community and us. We really appreciate the effort during this difficult time of COVID-19,” said Jaime Franchi, Government Relations Liaison, who accepted donations on behalf of Island Harvest.

Island Harvest Food Bank has been leading hunger-relief on Long Island since 1992. Founded in 1992, Island Harvest Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, with a four-star rating from Charity Navigator. They distribute fresh produce and non-perishables throughout Long Island and assist thousands of Long Islanders daily through a network of community partners.