REALTORS® Against Hunger Campaign to Combat Hunger in our Community this Holiday Season

Nov 02, 2018

The Long Island Board of REALTORS® (LIBOR) is proud to announce the launch of the 11th 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.

Each year, an estimated 316,000 Long Islanders rely on emergency food programs, and there are nearly 90,000 children living in poverty, in almost every community on the Island.  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. The holiday season can be an especially difficult time for these families in need, 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 eleven 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 harrowing hunger epidemic on Long Island.  To mark the launch of this pivotal program, LIBOR will be presenting 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, 2018. 

New to the program this year, LIBOR will also be sponsoring Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens’ Food Pantry Services; a network of twenty Food Pantries which provide food assistance to many families and individuals in need throughout Brooklyn and Queens. Last year, their pantries helped distribute more than 1 million meals to over 115,000 people.

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. 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 and Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, 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