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

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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Our Response to COVID-19

Our Response to COVID-19

Makers Nutrition would like to take a quick moment to update you all that we are still in full operation and functioning at normal pace at this stressful time as the Department of Homeland Security declares supplement manufacturers an essential service (See Here).

As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to unfold, we would like to inform you of the measures we have/are taking to ensure the best possible support to our customers, the health and safety of our employees, and the continuity of our business.

Support to our Customers

Meeting the needs of our customers has always been the highest of our priorities. In the uncertain future of what is to come, we are utilizing our great supplier relationships, overstocking commodities to supply our manufacturing demands, and relying on our industry experience to provide the best possible support in this unfortunate circumstance humanity faces.

Health and Safety of our Employees

The health of our employees is what keeps us at peak operating capacity. Makers Nutrition’s facility is an FDA-regulated environment. Our employees have been trained to follow the protocols outlined in our Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). These procedures cause us to operate in a manner that prevents the spread of any illness that can affect our manufacturing processes. As extra precautionary measures, we have implemented further procedures:

Makers Nutrition plays a major role in our network in providing major retailers (including Amazon) and customers all over the United States for their essential needs such as Nutritional Proteins, Meal Replacements, Multivitamins, Super Greens, Electrolytes, Vitamin C, as well as other supplements to assist and aid consumers’ immune systems’ ability to help eliminate pathogens and recover faster.

We understand the weight of our role and responsibility as a manufacturer. We will do everything in our power in these uncertain times. We will stay optimistic and hope to work through this together. We thank you for all your business and support. Should anything else change in our establishment, we will notify all of our customers and vendors. All of our customer sales executives are available to you 24/7 to help assist you with your needs, so please feel free to reach out as you normally would.

Thank you all

Be safe and be kind to one another

Jason Provenzano
President, CEO

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