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LIBOR Joins Island Harvest’s Initiative to Feed Families in Need this Holiday Season


The Long Island Board of REALTORS® Inc. (LIBOR) is proud to mark the launch of the 7th Annual REALTORS® Against Hunger (RAH) campaign by sponsoring Island Harvest’s Annual Turkey and Trimmings Collection Campaign. LIBOR joined Island Harvest, Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization, on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at Farmingdale State College at a press conference announcing the campaign, and to inform the community on the various ways to participate, donate, volunteer and help those in need during this crucial time. Hunger is a year-round issue, which unfortunately, does not take any holidays.

The Annual Turkey and Trimmings Collection Campaign 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.  Stop & Shop customers can do their part in helping those Long Islanders in need, by purchasing a pre-packaged bag of all the trimmings necessary to complement a traditional holiday dinner.

In addition to sponsoring the Turkey and Trimmings Collection Campaign, LIBOR will be hosting a REALTORS® Against Hunger Food Drive in conjunction with Island Harvest on Monday, November 24, 2014 from 10:00am – 2:00pm.   REALTOR® volunteers will be collecting food donations and Turkey and Trimmings bags at Stop & Shop supermarkets across the island.   LIBOR is honored to join Island Harvest to inform and inspire our community to help fight hunger this holiday season. 

The REALTORS® Against Hunger campaign was mobilized in 2008 to fight hunger in our local communities. Through the RAH campaign, Realtors® across Nassau, Suffolk and Queens have collected thousands of pounds of food these past seven years. With the astounding number of people seeking emergency assistance at food pantries, soup kitchens, and other organizations that provide food assistance, the need to find solutions to combat hunger is more important now than it has ever been.

 

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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.