HAUPPAUGE, NY – Monday, October 31, 2016 – WALK 97.5 FM is once again partnering with King Kullen supermarkets to host its annual “Thanks for Giving Food Drive” to support Long Island Cares, The Harry Chapin Food Bank. This is the 15th year that WALK Radio is reaching out to its listeners to donate non-perishable food to help feed the hungry on Long Island at holiday time. This year, the “Thanks for Giving Food Drive” will kick-off on Thursday, November 3rd at the King Kullen store in Garden City and will run for ten days at several of the supermarket’s locations culminating with WALK 97.5 FM’s annual live broadcast at the King Kullen in Patchogue on Thursday, November 17th from 5:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
“The WALK 97.5 FM Thanks for Giving Food Drive is one of our most successful community food drives each year raising nearly 20,000 pounds of food to support the work of the regional food bank,” said Paule Pachter, CEO of Long Island Cares. “The Thanks for Giving food drive has been a celebrated tradition with WALK 97.5 FM”, says Connoisseur Media Long Island/WALK 97.5 FM General Manager, Jim Condron. “Our ability to use the reach and power of our station, and our social channels, to benefit the community of people with food insecurity is something we look forward to every year. We are committed to fighting hunger on Long Island.”
Long Island Cares supports 588 community-based member agencies including food pantries, soup kitchens, day care centers, veterans programs and others by annually delivering 7 million pounds of food and other products to help more than 300,000 Long Islanders who experience domestic hunger and high food insecurity every day. “The partnership between WALK 97.5 FM, King Kullen and Long Island Cares through the Thanks for Giving Food Drive not only results in thousands of pounds of food being donated to help people in need, it also raises awareness about the issue of hunger and food insecurity within our local communities, said William Gonyou, Food Drive and Community Event Manager at Long Island Cares.
SHOP KING KULLEN STORES AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS TO TAKE PART IN THE WALK 97.5 FM “THANKS FOR GIVING FOOD DRIVE” VOLUNTEERS WILL BE PRESENT TO ACCEPT DONATIONS BETWEEN 11 AM – 6PM:
Nov. 3 2305 Jericho Turnpike, Garden City
Nov. 4 231 West Merrick Road, Valley Stream
Nov. 5 4601 Austin Boulevard, Island Park
Nov. 6 4938 Merrick Road, Massapequa
Nov. 9 3284 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown
Nov. 10 405 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley
Nov. 11 50 North New York Avenue, Huntington
Nov. 12 1170 Deer Park Avenue, North Babylon
Nov. 13 834 Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore
Nov. 17 440 Sunrise Highway, Patchogue
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