The holidays are a time to be grateful for what we have—especially for what we often take for granted. This year, Makers Nutrition, a one-stop dietary supplement provider, wanted to help those in the community facing tough times this Thanksgiving. Holding another in-office food drive to donate to Island Harvest, Makers Nutrition set a goal and far exceeded it.
“We are absolutely thrilled to give back to the community, especially during a time that is all about… giving!” said Christopher Zecha, Operations Manager at Makers Nutrition. “Since last year’s holiday food drive was such a success, we wanted to encourage our employees to give as much, if not more, than they did in 2017.
Around 182,000 people will go hungry on Long Island tonight. 72,980 of those will be children (communitysolidarity). “This is devastating news, but we are just happy Makers Nutrition is able to lower these numbers by feeding so many local families on the island. We are more than thrilled to help Island Harvest serve those in need,” said Mr. Zecha.
About Island Harvest Food Bank
Island Harvest Food Bank is a leading hunger-relief organization that provides food and other resources to people in need. Always treating those it helps with dignity and respect, its goal is to end hunger and reduce food waste on Long Island through efficient food collection and distribution; enhanced hunger-awareness and nutrition-education programs; job training; and direct services targeted at children, senior citizens, veterans, and others at risk of food insecurity. As a result of Island Harvest Food Bank’s dynamic business model, more than 94 percent of expended resources go directly to programs and services that support over 316,000 Long Islanders facing hunger. Island Harvest Food Bank is a lead agency in the region’s emergency response preparedness for food and product distribution, and is a member of Feeding America®, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization. Island Harvest is a four-star-rated nonprofit by Charity Navigator, an independent charity watchdog organization. More information can be found at www.islandharvest.org.
About Makers Nutrition
Makers Nutrition is a leading provider of dietary supplements specializing in capsules, tablets, gummies, powders and softgels. Our mission is to provide dietary supplement companies a full turnkey solution for contract manufacturing, order fulfillment, packaging, graphic design, and customer service.