COVID-19 has been continuing to disrupt our life going into 2022. The Omicron variant has been rapidly rising in America, also it has rapidly risen in the New York area including Long Island. There are many families that have been affected by this variant and their day-to-day life has been disrupted including work
In this challenging situation, many families are going through a tough time finding food for the family. Long Island Care is a food bank that has been providing food to these families. BAPS Charities donated $2,000 to Long Island Care, Inc, to support needy families.
“On behalf of Long Island Care, we are very thankful for your generous donation, we really appreciate the effort of BAPS Charities to help locally in this challenging time of COVID-19,” said Karen Sullivan, Community Development Coordinator, who accepted the donation on behalf of Long Island Cares, Inc.
Long Island Cares is Long Island’s first food bank. Long Island Care was founded in 1980 by singer-songwriter and activist, Harry Chapin, our organization is dedicated to serving Long Island’s hungry and food insecure populations. Long Island Cares is one of almost 200 food banks across America that provides food to people impacted by hunger and food insecurity. When founded, Long Island Cares served a mere handful of agencies in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, but today, it distributes more than ten million pounds of food and supplies annually to nearly 400 member agencies in Nassau and Suffolk Counties and operates 5 satellite offices, plus our main office and warehouse in Hauppauge.