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LIBOR Launches 9th Annual REALTORS® Against Hunger Campaign to Combat Hunger on LI this Holiday Season


The Long Island Board of REALTORS® (LIBOR) is proud to announce the launch of the 9th Annual REALTORS® Against Hunger (RAH) Campaign, to fight hunger in our local communities.   In the months of November and December participating REALTOR® offices will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items throughout Nassau Suffolk and Queens Counties.  This collection drive will support efforts to provide food to hundreds of local food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other programs that feed the hungry.  There are more than 300,000 adults and children struggling with hunger each day on Long Island, and the holiday season can be an especially difficult time.  LIBOR is committed to helping provide critical food support to our neighbors living with hunger and poverty, and assisting community outreach programs in the fight against hunger. 

For the past nine years, it has been the mission of the REALTORS® Against Hunger initiative to not only raise thousands of pounds of food annually, but to bring awareness to the distressing hunger epidemic on Long Island.  To mark the launch of this pivotal program, LIBOR presented a $5,000 donation to Island Harvest, the largest hunger relief organization on Long Island.   This sponsorship donation will be used towards Island Harvest’s Annual Turkey and Trimmings Collection Campaign, which will run from November 1 through December 31, 2016. 

There are various ways to participate in this crucial program, from donating non-perishable food items, frozen turkeys or gift cards, to volunteering or hosting a food drive; your contribution of food and funds will ensure that our neighbors are able to enjoy the warmth of a holiday meal. Additionally, 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. To participate in the Turkey and Trimmings Collection Campaign simply pick up a pre-packaged bag of trimmings at any Long Island Stop & Shop store, pay for it at the register and drop the bag in the collection box on your way out.  Our continued participation in this program provides the opportunity for our members to help less fortunate families enjoy special holiday meals and be able to count on regular meals throughout the holiday season.

LIBOR is honored to join community organizations such as Island Harvest, to inform and inspire our community to aid in the fight against hunger, not only this holiday season, but all year-round.  For more information on how you can help LIBOR in the fight against hunger visit http://rah.lirealtor.com

REALTORS® Against Hunger is a part of the Long Island Board of REALTORS® “We’re More Than REALTORS®”  initiative, which supports numerous programs and charitable community organizations.  The “We’re More Than Realtors® campaign was created by the LIBOR Public Relations Committee.  The campaign raises the public’s awareness about Realtors® and their philanthropic efforts within their communities.

Island Harvest - Fighting hunger and touching lives. 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. In support of its mission to end hunger and reduce food waste on Long Island, the organization is actively involved in education, outreach, advocacy, job training and hunger awareness programs. For more information about Island Harvest including how to contribute, donate food and volunteer, visit www.islandharvest.org

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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.