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.