Brookhaven Town holds 'Emergency Food Drive' for anyone affected by the pandemic

FARMINGVILLE, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine has announced the Town of Brookhaven Youth Bureau’s INTERFACE Program is holding an emergency food drive to help residents in need affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The drive is underway and continues through April 23. Suggested donations include canned fruits and vegetables, canned sweet or white potatoes, canned meats, instant mashed potatoes, soup, pasta, canned pasta, jar or canned sauce, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, juice, snacks, cake mix, icing, pudding, and Jell-O.

“There are many residents struggling to decide whether to pay the electric bill or buy groceries,” Romaine said. “The pandemic has brought financial hardship to many, and I want to thank the Youth Bureau and kind-hearted Brookhaven residents whose contributions to this drive will help our neighbors in need.”

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Councilman Michael Loguercio, Town Board Liaison to the Youth Bureau said, “Brookhaven residents and the Brookhaven Youth Bureau always rise to the challenge of helping our fellow neighbors who are in need. Thank you to everyone in advance who contributes to this drive. Your contribution will make a difference to families in Brookhaven Town.”

Within the greater Sachem area, a food drop-off location is available at Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville. Additional drop-off locations are:

- Brookhaven Animal Shelter, 300 Horseblock Road, Brookhaven

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- Brookhaven Town Parks and Recreation Administration, 286 Hawkins Road, Centereach

- Brookhaven Town Highway Department, 1140 Old Town Road, Coram

- Coram Fire Department, 303 Middle Country Road, Coram

- College 101 Resource Center, 290 Main Street, East Setauket

- Brookhaven Town Vehicle Control, 550 North Ocean Avenue, Patchogue

INTERFACE is a partnership between individuals, corporate neighbors and the Town of Brookhaven united in a shared effort to assist Brookhaven’s less fortunate residents all year round, according to town officials. For more information about the Brookhaven Youth Bureau and its programs, visit brookhavenny.gov or call 631-451-8011.

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