In fulfilling a nationwide challenge to help those among us who can’t afford to buy food and to raise awareness, September is Hunger Action Month in Nassau County.
Nassau Executive Ed Mangano and Randi Shubin Dresner, president of Mineola-based Island Harvest, joined local food pantries and hunger relief advocates at a distribution event on Sept. 10 in Eisenhower Park.
The County Executive has arranged for the dome of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building to be illuminated in orange and he has coordinated the location of non-perishable food collection receptacles throughout County buildings.
“Hunger Action Month is an opportunity for all of us to spread the word about the critical and very real issue of hunger on Long Island,” Dresner said in a statement. “And while hunger is a year-round concern, we are using September to raise awareness and encourage individual participation to help make sure that no one on Long Island goes without food.”