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Category: Paule Pachter’s Blog

  1. NOT SURPRISED ABOUT LONG ISLAND’S RISE IN POVERTY

    In a recent article in Newsday which carried the headline; Poverty rate surprise, State officials considering bids from our region for millions of dollars in grants expressed surprise that our regional poverty level has grown to 6.6%.  According to the article, this jump in poverty on Long Island is the highest it’s been since 1959.  […]

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  2. REMEMBERING HARRY CHAPIN AT 75

    This coming December 7th Harry Chapin would have celebrated his 75th birthday.  Thirty-six years have gone by since July 16, 1981 when Chapin at 38 years old lost his life in an automobile accident on the Long Island Expressway in Westbury as thousands of fans waited for him in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow where, […]

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  3. WILL YOU HELP PROVIDE A HOLIDAY MEAL TO OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED THIS YEAR?

    As you might imagine, the timeframe of October through December is one of the busiest times for food banks across the country. This is the time of year when many people and businesses on Long Island are thinking about ways to help those in need, donate to their favorite causes, and we’re generally in a […]

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  4. THERE’S A GROWING CONCERN ABOUT FOOD INSECURITY AMONG SENIORS IN AMERICA

    In a just released report by Feeding America entitled, The State of Senior Hunger and Health in America in 2015, the national umbrella organization for America’s 200 food banks raises concerns about what seniors are consuming and how food insecurity can lead to numerous health issues as we age.  Although the data isn’t startling and […]

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  5. CONSIDERING SPONSORING A FOOD DRIVE . . . THINK HEALTHY!

    Community food drives are a wonderful way for businesses, civic associations, schools, scouting groups and other organizations to get involved in supporting their local food pantry, soup kitchen and even their regional food bank like Long Island Cares-The Harry Chapin Food Bank. Quite often volunteers are outside local supermarkets, post offices, libraries and at shopping […]

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