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Feeding Fellow Long Islanders: Makers Nutrition Commits $5,000 to Long Island Cares, Inc.

Charity by Rosemary Tambini on June 15, 2020

Feeding Fellow Long Islanders: Makers Nutrition Commits $5,000 to Long Island Cares, Inc.

The Long Island-based supplement manufacturing service provider, Makers Nutrition, has announced its donation of $5,000 to Long Island Care’s COVID-19 response.

Long Island Cares, Inc. - The Harry Chapin Regional Food Bank continues to implement a number of actions to assist the community during the coronavirus pandemic. In response to the increasing demand for basic necessities from our neighbors in need, Long Island Cares has partnered with local governments and individual donors to establish a number of emergency temporary distribution centers located in Baldwin, Uniondale, Long Beach, Levittown, Bellmore, 5 Towns, Oceanside, Hempstead, Elmont, Brierley Park, Valley Stream, and Stony Brook. Long Island Cares operates six additional permanent emergency food distribution sites throughout Long Island to help the nearly 300,000 Long Islanders experiencing food insecurity and hunger.

“As an essential vitamin and dietary supplement business, I am proud of the constant customer support and service our team has been able to provide throughout the COVID-19 crisis, both locally and around the world,” said Jason Provenzano, CEO & President of Makers Nutrition. “We are especially proud of our $5,000 contribution to Long Island Cares’ direct relief efforts for our community members enduring difficult times—from losing their jobs to losing loved ones. We urge those able to donate as much as they can to Long Island Cares, an organization that is not only feeding, but coming to the rescue for hundreds of thousands of individuals right here at home.”

“We are so grateful for this donation from Makers Nutrition toward our COVID-19 response efforts. During the past three months, Long Island Cares has provided emergency food assistance to more than 49,000 of our neighbors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, increased unemployment, and social disruptions as a result of stay-at-home directives. The generous support of Makers Nutrition will enable Long Island Cares to continue our long-range plans to support our communities for the remainder of this year,” said Paule T. Pachter, CEO of Long Island Cares, Inc.

Makers Nutrition has full confidence that its Long Island Cares donation is in the right hands, as it can provide 6,750 pounds of food, the equivalence of 5,600 meals to hungry Nassau and Suffolk residents.

If you or someone you know is in need of food, or unsure of their next meal, please call one of the below Long Island Cares locations. Help is available, help is here for you.

Additional Permanent Long Island Cares’ Locations:

Long Island Cares-The Harry Chapin Regional Food Bank
10 Davids Drive – Harry Chapin Way, Hauppauge
(631) 582-FOOD

Nassau Center for Collaborative Assistance
21 East Sunrise Highway, Freeport
(516) 442-5221

South Shore Service Center
163-1 North Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst
(631) 991-8106

Harry Chapin Food Bank and Humanitarian Center
220 Broadway, Huntington Station
(631) 824-6384

Baxter’s Pet Pantry & Retail Food Rescue Center
161 North Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst
(631) 991-8106

Hunger Assistance & Humanitarian Center of the Hamptons
286 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays
(631) 613-3344

About Long Island Cares, Inc.

Founded by the late Harry Chapin, Long Island Cares brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry and food insecure on Long Island and, to the best of our ability, provides for the humanitarian needs of our community. Our goals are to improve food security for families, sponsor programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency, and educate the general public about the causes and consequences of hunger on Long Island. Our vision is A Hunger Free Long Island. Long Island Cares, Inc. - The Harry Chapin Regional Food Bank has a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator as well as earning Guidstar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency.

About Makers Nutrition

Makers Nutrition, a 2019 Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Company in America, is a groundbreaking provider for dietary supplement companies worldwide. Specializing in capsules, tablets, powders, softgels and gummies, Makers Nutrition provides a full-service option for all contract manufacturing, graphic design, packaging and fulfillment service needs. Click here to learn more.

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