Tag: food insecurity

OpEd: Harry Chapin’s Spirit Lives On in Fight Against Hunger

What Harry Chapin knew 40 years ago is still true today: Poverty, unemployment, immigration status, disabilities, underemployment, homelessness, veterans status, and systemic racism impact people's ability to provide nutritious food to feed their family.

Study Reveals Pandemic’s Deeper Impact on Minority Seniors

Older New Yorkers of color have been most severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is further widening existing race-based gaps in health, housing, and food insecurity, according to a new research study by AARP New York.

Island Harvest Food Bank Pivots to Meet Community Needs in Pandemic

As CEO of Island Harvest Food Bank, Randi Shubin Dresner leads an organization that provides hundreds of thousands of meals annually.

OpEd: Food Bank Needs Steady Supply Now More Than Ever

In the past seven months, more food has been delivered to Long Island Cares-The Harry Chapin Food Bank than ever before. 

Bethpage Turkey Drive Puts Call Out for Island Harvest Donations

As food insecurity soars during the pandemic, more Long Islanders are in need than ever before. This year’s drive-through Bethpage Turkey Drive will seek to provide bountiful Thanksgiving meals for families who are struggling.

Despite Progress, Homelessness and Hunger Persist on Long Island

The dovetailing issues of homelessness and hunger are not going to solve themselves. And thousands more Long Islanders are at risk, studies show.