FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LIBOR Supports Hunger Action Month by Presenting a $5,000 Donation to Island Harvest


In honor of Hunger Action Month, and to mark the launch of the 7th Annual REALTORS® Against Hunger (RAH) campaign later this fall, the Long Island Board of REALTORS® Inc. (LIBOR) presented a $5,000 donation to Island Harvest, the largest hunger relief organization on Long Island.   LIBOR President Bettie Meinel, Public Relations Chairperson Carlos Diaz and Vice Chairperson Donna Wolfe had the pleasure of meeting with Randi Shubin Dresner, President and CEO of Island Harvest, to not only present the check on behalf of LIBOR, but to tour their Hauppauge Food Distribution Center, a 23,509-square foot facility. The Distribution Center formally opened in June 2012 to meet the increased demand for food assistance and get food to those who need it most. 

Island Harvest serves as the bridge between those who have surplus food and those who need it, supplying over 570 community-based nonprofit organizations on Long Island with critical food support to help stem the advancing tide of hunger in our communities. The donation provided to Island Harvest will be used as sponsorship towards their annual Turkey and Trimmings Collection Campaign, which runs between November 1 and December 30 at Stop & Shop supermarkets across Long Island. This program will help provide critical food support to hundreds of thousands of Long Islanders this holiday season. 

Through RAH, which was created in 2008 by LIBOR’s Public Relations committee, Long Island REALTORS® will also be collecting donations of non perishable food items (as well as well as personal care items, diapers and dry pet food) at various real estate offices throughout Nassau, Suffolk and Queens. This collection is to support Island Harvest, Long Island Cares - The Harry Chapin Food Bank, the Long Island Council of Churches, the Queens Federation of Churches, and other community pantries in their efforts to provide food to hundreds of local food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other programs that feed the hungry. LIBOR is committed to making strides towards solutions for combating hunger, through the REALTORS® Against Hunger campaign, and working with community organizations and outreach programs whose mission is to do so as well. 

Stay tuned for all details for the RAH campaign on LIRealtor.com.

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Press Release Contact:
Christina DeFalco Romano
Public Relations and Communication Programs Manager
(631) 661-4800 Ext. 358
pr@lirealtor.com

The Long Island Board of REALTORS®, Inc. (also known as LIBOR) is a 27,000-member, not-for-profit trade association that serves real estate professionals throughout Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties. Founded over 100 years ago, LIBOR is the fourth-largest local REALTOR® board in the United States.