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    LONG ISLAND CARES REMEMBERS FOUNDER HARRY CHAPIN WITH ANNUAL “DAY OF MAKING A DIFFERENCE” FRIDAY, JULY 15

    HAUPPAUGE, NY – Monday, June 6, 2016 — On Friday, July 15, 2016, Long Island Cares, Inc.-The Harry Chapin Food Bank will host its annual “Day of Making a Difference” to celebrate Harry Chapin’s life and legacy.  The event, which occurs near the anniversary of Chapin’s death, gives Long Islanders an opportunity to commemorate and continue his work to address hunger and food insecurity on Long Island, which included establishing Long Island Cares as the region’s first food bank in 1980.

    All four of Long Island Cares’ locations will be open to the public from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on July 15. Visitors will have opportunities to participate in several activities including: a Hunger 101 Workshop; a tour of the regional food bank; volunteering in the warehouse and volunteer sign up.  Visitors will also have the opportunity to donate non-perishable food; new school supplies; personal care products; household supplies and pet food or purchase a gift of Harry Chapin’s music; and make a donation to support the ongoing work of the organization, which serves more than 316,000 Long Islanders impacted by domestic hunger and/or food insecurity.  For directions to any of Long Island Cares’ locations visit http://www.licares.org/contact-us/    or call (631) 582-FOOD.

    “After 35 years, we’re still so gratified by how dearly Long Islanders hold Harry in their hearts,” explained Paule Pachter, Long Island Cares, Inc. CEO. “He had a unique relationship with his fans and they don’t forget that.  We are so grateful to the public and to the business community for remembering Harry’s work and the way he continues to challenge all of us to get involved in service to our neighbors in need.  We’re looking forward to welcoming many visitors on July 15th and looking forward to sharing a part of Harry and his legacy with them on this special day.”

    To participate in the Day of Making A Difference call: (631) 582-FOOD.

    For press inquiries, please contact Robin Amato, Chief Development Officer at (631) 582-3663 x 103.

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