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Inclusive Volunteer Project Raises Over 1,200 Pounds of Food for Neighbors in Need

Inclusive Volunteer Project Raises Over 1,200 Pounds of Food for Neighbors in Need

Categories: Advocacy, Agency Excellence, Blog, Community Partner, Featured News, Volunteer Leadership

People supported by AHRC Day Services gather donations for neighborsHonoring Dr. King’s legacy of inclusion, community-building and compassionate response to need, people supported by AHRC Nassau are seeking  to raise 2,000 pounds of food for food insecure neighbors through September 2021.

With approximately 1,200 pounds already donated to Island Harvest, including the NOSH | North Shore Soup Kitchen in Glen Cove, AHRC continues to steadily work toward its goal. The success of the program is due in large part to the active participation of project partners, including the Long Island Volunteer Center, Farmingdale State College Nexus Center, and Long Island University.

At the heart of the program is inclusive volunteering opportunities for people of all abilities to work together to make the community better in the short and long term.

Together with Farmingdale State College students, AHRC produced a Zoom event to create community engagement and awareness about the need for donations through a concert of popular songs presented by people supported. In another recent event, an online recital was held featuring classical Indian dance. In thanks for attendees’ support, all received a recipe book.

AHRC Day Services volunteers and staff continue advance the project through donation collections and delivery. Also, AHRC Day Services have decorated and designed donation boxes for all AHRC offices and partner sites. Using glitter, paint and joyful imagery, the boxes have been filled to the brim with canned goods, personal care items, cereal, pasta and more.

If you’d like to help support the project, feel free to drop off a donation of canned goods at AHRC’s offices or donate online through https://yougivegoods.com/ahrcnassau.