Residents can help a local family in need this holiday season by donating non-perishable food items to Island Harvest at McDonald’s locations in the area.
According to Island Harvest, more than 300,000 Long Islanders, including 110,000 children, face the risk of going hungry each day, and the holidays present a larger burden; forcing families to choose between a warm holiday meal and a gift from Santa. For the fourth year in a row, McDonald’s has lent all of its Long Island locations as donation centers for Island Harvest Food Bank.
“As one of the largest and most recognizable franchises on Long Island, we greatly appreciate McDonald’s participation in our Turkey and Trimmings Collection Campaign,” Randi Shubin Dresner, president and CEO of Island Harvest, said in a press release. “With this expanded reach and visibility, Island Harvest will be able to provide more families with a nutritious holiday meal.”
McDonald's is located at 1344 W. Jericho Turnpike, Huntington, and 729 Route 110, Melville.
Island Harvest’s Turkey and Trimmings Collection Campaign continues through Dec. 30.