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Makers Nutrition and Long Island Cares Working Toward a Happy Thanksgiving for the Community

Makers Nutrition and Long Island Cares Working Toward a Happy Thanksgiving for the Community


This year, Makers Nutrition wanted to make an impact for Long Islanders whose Thanksgiving was in jeopardy. Playing its part in making a difference amidst the continued fight against COVID-19, the team donated over $500 worth of turkeys in addition to holding a food drive that collected approximately 1,000 lbs. of Thanksgiving dinner staples for local families in need. Looking to make an impact as well ShopRite kicked in a $25 gift card to help even more people this holiday.

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 for our neighbors in need, Long Island Cares has partnered with local governments and individual donors to establish multiple 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.

“Having donated to Long Island Cares in the past and having raised a significant amount of money for people in need around the globe during the height of the pandemic, we knew our team could truly impact the lives of many this Thanksgiving,” said Director of Business Development Robert Driscoll. “As a vitamin and dietary supplement manufacturing company, we know how important nutrition is, and how fragile some situations can be. That is why we collected approximately 1,000 lbs. of food items and donated over $500-worth of turkeys—to ensure that as many families’ tables are filled with food, surrounded by friends and family as many people reunite this year.”

Makers Nutrition is very proud to be working with Long Island Cares, an organization that does such amazing work for so many fellow Long Islanders, not just around the holidays, but year-round.

If you or someone you know is food insecure, please contact 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 of 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 having earned GuideStar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency.

About Makers Nutrition

A two-time Inc. 5000 honoree, Makers Nutrition, 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.

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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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