Food drive to support INTERFACE
With the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching, JVC Broadcasting and its roster of five radio stations is hosting its annual Food Fight Against Hunger drive to support the Brookhaven Town INTERFACE program. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18 at ShopRite, located at 95 North Service Road in Patchogue, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All five stations, including Party 105, My Country 96.1, La Fiesta 98.5, LI News Radio 103.9 and Oldies 98.1, will battle each other to see who can collect the most donated food.
“There are many families that struggle every day to put food on the table,” said Brookhaven supervisor Ed Romaine. “This food drive not only helps those families, but it also reminds us about the true meaning of the holiday season. I ask everyone to give thanks for what they have and please open your hearts to those in need.”
Suggested food items for donation include all nonperishables, such as canned soups, canned cranberry sauce, turkey gravy, stuffing mix, instant potatoes, canned sweet or white potatoes, rice, canned vegetables, jarred or canned sauce, macaroni, canned fruit, puddings, Jell-O, cookie mix, cake mix, icing and juice. Frozen turkeys will be accepted as well as donations of $10 gift cards to local supermarkets.
“The Janson Family ShopRite stores are thrilled to host the JVC Broadcasting Stuff a Truck food drive for the second year at their Patchogue ShopRite location. Helping those in need, particularly the youth and veterans of the Town of Brookhaven, is something we will continue to do,” said Harry Janson Sr.
In 1982, the town established the INTERFACE program through the Youth Bureau in response to President Reagan’s Private Initiative Policy, where corporations were encouraged to cooperate with municipalities to help fill the void created by domestic spending cuts. It is a public-private partnership between “good corporate neighbors” and the Town of Brookhaven. The INTERFACE program provides a variety of goods and services to those in need through volunteerism and generous donations from partners.
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