Island Harvest Receives $20,000 Grant From Slomo And Cindy Silvian Foundation
February 2, 2011
(Mineola, NY) — Those accessing Island Harvest’s vast network of food pantries, soup kitchens and emergency feeding programs will benefit greatly as a result of a $20,000 grant from the Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation. This is the third year in a row that the Silvian Foundation has made such a generation donation to help Island Harvest address the growing problem of hunger on Long Island.
The grant will be used to supply critical food support to assist the estimated 283,700 Long Islanders — including 110,000 children — who face the risk of going hungry everyday. Each week nearly 65,000 individuals seek emergency food assistance throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
“Island Harvest and those we serve are grateful for the generosity of the Silvian Foundation’s directors, the Honorable Jack Mackston, Daniel S. Komansky, Esq., and David Grossman, for helping provide the critical food support among those truly in need,” said Daniel La Rosa, vice president of development, Island Harvest.
The Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation was established by the late Cindy Silvian and makes grants to organizations involved in charitable purposes, including education, programs that benefit children, medical care and research, and Jewish philanthropic endeavors.
About 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. Island Harvest has delivered more than 71 million pounds of food, supplementing nearly 54 million meals, since its inception in 1992. 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. Island Harvest is a member of Feeding America. For more information about Island Harvest, visit www.islandharvest.org.
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