With the holidays fast approaching, the family here at DUKAL wanted to help our Long Island neighbors in need through DUKAL’s Make a Difference Campaign! We decided to organize a food drive in our Ronkonkoma, NY office to help benefit Long Island Cares: The Harry Chapin Food Bank. Dedicated to ending hunger, singer-songwriter Harry Chapin founded LI Cares in 1980. LI Cares serves as a central hub for distributing food, personal care items, school supplies, pet food, and household items to soup kitchens, emergency shelters, food pantries, senior citizen nutrition centers, and veteran assistance programs.
Over the 7 days of our drive we filled 2 LI Cares collection boxes weighing in at 158 pounds!
56 Cans of soup and vegetables
30 Baby items
29 Boxes of pasta products
15 Boxes of potatoes and stuffing
12 Snack items
7 Jars of gravy and sauce
6 Household and pet care items
4 Cereal Items
4 Personal hygiene products
We owe the success of this drive to our whole Ronkonkoma staff, their participation and generosity is really something to be proud of! We would like to thank LI Cares for letting us help your organization in feeding Long Island families. DUKAL is happy to support an organization that does a remarkable job in helping the hungry and others in need. Participating in this drive has taught us that small actions can lead to a big difference in someone’s life.
We look forward to holding more drives like this for DUKAL’s Make a Difference Campaign in 2016!
By Alison Kubicsko, Marketing Specialist