November/December - National

Island Harvest Food Bank is a leading hunger-relief organization with a mission to end hunger and reduce food waste on Long Island. We accomplish this through efficient food and product collection and distribution systems, enhanced hunger awareness and nutrition education programs, a Workforce Skills Development Institute, targeted services for specific populations, outreach activities and advocacy initiatives. Our work directly supports a wide network of community-based non-profit organizations, as well as individuals, veterans, families, and seniors directly who turn to us for support. Island Harvest is among the region’s foremost agencies in emergency response readiness for food, product, resource distribution and support, and is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization. Island Harvest is proud to earn consistent four-star ratings by Charity Navigator, an indication of quality in the non-profit sector. This is a pivotal time in Island Harvest Food Bank’s 30-year history as our programs, services and community partnerships are growing exponentially, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In March of 2021, we re-located our center of operations to Melville, New York, the culmination of five years of planning. Contributors to our kNOw Hunger Capital Campaign brought to life a 46,000 square foot facility, virtually doubling both our warehouse and office space, to serve as our flagship headquarters, warehouse and distribution center.


Island Harvest Food Bank is a leading human services organization whose mission is to end hunger and reduce food waste on Long Island. We accomplish this through innovative programs and services aimed at enhanced hunger awareness, short-term case management, nutrition education, outreach and advocacy initiatives, a Workforce Skills Development Institute and efficient food collection and distribution. Our work directly supports children, families, seniors, and veterans who turn to us in times of crisis and supports a network of community-based nonprofit organizations. Island Harvest Food Bank is a member of Feeding America®, a nationwide network of food banks leading the fight against hunger in the U.S.

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