Town holiday drive helps over 14,000 residents
Pictured left to right are: INTERFACE Program Coordinator Josephine Lunde, Supervisor Ed Romaine, Christmas Elf Yolanda Mears and Housing and Human Services Commissioner Alison Karppi.

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Town holiday drive helps over 14,000 residents

Story By: STAFF WRITER
1/12/2018


Supervisor Ed Romaine has announced that the Town of Brookhaven Youth Bureau
INTERFACE Program’s 2017 Holiday Food Drive and Holiday Toy Drive helped a total of 14,118 people during
this past holiday season. The Food Drive provided meals for 1,697 families in need and a total of 6,932 people. The
Toy Drive provided toys for 1,086 families in need and a total of 7,186 children.
Supervisor Romaine said, “I want to thank everyone who donated to the Interface Food and Toy Drives for helping
to make this holiday season happier for needy families across Brookhaven Town. Our Youth Bureau staff, along
with JVC Broadcasting work very hard to organize and get the word out about these events and it pays off in the
smiles of children who get to have a merry Christmas.”
Councilman Michael Loguercio said, "In the true spirit of Christmas, Brookhaven residents have once again been
very generous with their donations. Thank you to everyone who helped make the holidays happier for the families
and children throughout Brookhaven.”
INTERFACE is a partnership between individuals, good corporate neighbors and the Town of Brookhaven united in
a common effort to provide help to Brookhaven’s less fortunate residents. It provides goods and services to those in
need and addresses social issues. For more information about the INTERFACE Program and Brookhaven Youth
Bureau, please call 631-451- 8011 or logon to www.brookhavenny.gov.