The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) is the advocacy and educational division of Long Island Cares. It includes government affairs, services to assist veterans, and community outreach and education.
The goal of the CCE is to confront the issues that force 250,000 Long Islanders into food insecurity every day. Among those issues are poverty, unemployment/underemployment, systemic racism, immigration status, veteran reintegration, social injustice, domestic violence, homelessness and more.
One way the CCE addresses the root causes of hunger is by collaborating with like-minded organizations to develop long-term strategic plans to reduce food insecurity. Some of those organizations are housed at the CCE, where together we develop partnerships and policy solutions to eradicate the problem of hunger.
The CCE is on the frontlines of the fight to solve food insecurity. Its influence with local, state and national elected officials grows every day, as we advocate for causes such as the upcoming White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health, and the Suffolk County Legislature’s Food Policy Council. All told, the CCE will continue its mission to confront and defeat food insecurity for all Long Islanders.