Foodstock Raises $10K For Long Island Food Banks, Veterans

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Dudley Salmon perfomed at Foodstock in East Islip on Sept. 22. Photo by Ed Shin

The Foodstock Music Festival and Food Drive raised more than $10,000 to support Long Island food pantries and veterans during the five-hour event Saturday at Bayside Clam Bar in East Islip.

The event was hosted in partnership with RISE Life Services and Jack Morelli Music. The community rallied to support, from the bands that rocked the stage, to the sponsors and guests at Foodstock.

“We were thrilled to host an event where people come together to enjoy great music, and raise money for an extremely important cause,” said Development Manager Melissa Martin. “These musicians donated their time to benefit RISE’s food pantry and support veterans here on Long Island. We were all extremely pleased with the turnout.” 

For more information about RISE Life Services and its programs, including the Main Street Market food pantry, visit riselifeservices.org. Support the cause by donating on the Foodstock webpage.

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The color guard was on hand for Foodstock. Photo by Ed Shin
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Jack and Shelley Morelli. Photo by Ed Shin
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Rise Life Services Executive Director Charles Evdos. Photo by Ed Shin
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Singer Valerie Rose. Photo by Ed Shin
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Tom Smith Quartet. Photo by Ed Shin
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L. to R.: Bayside Clam Bar owner, Shelly Morelli, Jack Morelli, Valerie Rose, Charles Evdos. Photo by Ed Shin
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Brother Dave and the Bushwick Blues. Photo by Ed Shin