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For a Long Island event that makes a difference, attend one of these fundraisers in support of Long Island Cares – The Harry Chapin Food Bank, one of our region’s most comprehensive hunger assistance organizations. Since our organization was founded by the late singer, Grammy Award-winning songwriter and social activist Harry Chapin, music is part of our operations – and fundraising efforts – so check back here often to see who’s bringing their talents to benefit Long Islanders experiencing hunger, poverty or food insecurity.


Check Out Hunger

October 1, 2018

Once again, Long Island Cares, Inc., The Harry Chapin Food Bank in cooperation with supermarket chains on Long Island, is proud to participate in its 26th Annual Check-Out Hunger® campaign that will run from October-January. Our retail partners run the campaign at varying times over the four-month period, and shoppers can donate whenever they see the Check-Out Hunger® displays.  Participating COH locations are:

If you’d like to make a donation during this campaign, simply tear off a $1, $3, or $5 coupon and hand it to the cashier to add a donation onto your bill. 100% of the donations collected in Nassau and Suffolk counties will be donated to Long Island Cares to assist the 270,000 Long Islanders who struggle with food insecurity every day.

Thank you for your support!


CANstruction Long Island

October 24, 2018

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For thousands on Long Island, the day begins and ends with the anguish of hunger. Canstruction Long Island is determined to end this suffering. At our event, teams are given 12 hours to defy expectations, logic and gravity as they build fantastic sculptures from thousands of cans of food. Driven by the knowledge that their structures will change lives by lifting the spirits of those in need, by raising public awareness, and most importantly, by filling the shelves of local food banks dedicated volunteers work tirelessly to bring their creations to life. The following day, the super-sized masterpieces are judged in a variety of categories as these unconventional art exhibits are opened to the public. The cost of admission: just one can of food. At the end of the exhibition, all cans are donated to help feed the hungry on Long Island.

Canstruction is using ‘one can’ as a catalyst for change, ‘one can’ to represent the building blocks of these massive sculptures, ‘one can’ to prove that every act of kindness makes a difference. Through the generosity of volunteers, celebrity judges, and members of the community, Canstruction has contributed millions of pounds of food to community food banks demonstrating that we can win the fight against hunger.

Since 2007, the participants of Canstruction Long Island have donated over 440,000 cans, yielding approximately 290,000 meals, along with over $35,000 to help fight hunger on Long Island​.

Sign up or find more info here: http://www.canstructionli.org/

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