Join Long Island’s Largest Food Drive for Island Harvest

IMG_9451Help your community by joining Long Island’s largest on-site food drive through the 5th Annual Bethpage Turkey Drive to benefit Island Harvest Food Bank. Donations not only benefit hungry families, but also Hurricane Sandy victims who are still facing hardships.

Long Islanders are asked to donate frozen turkeys, non-perishable food items or cash donations which will help Island Harvest supply meals to the over 300,000 hungry Long Islanders in need.

Nassau County Location:
In Nassau, on Friday, November 15, 2013 from 7 AM to 6 PM, the daylong drive will take place outside of Bethpage’s main branch located at 899 South Oyster Bay Road in Bethpage.

Suffolk County Location:
In Suffolk, on Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 11 AM to 1 PM, Stony Brook University will play host to the newly added Suffolk County location where volunteers will accept donations in the university parking lot just outside of the Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium where the Stony Brook Sea Wolves game against the Albany Great Danes will begin at 1 PM.

Also on November 15, Nassau and Suffolk County residents unable to travel to Bethpage’s main branch can visit any of Bethpage’s other 24 branch locations to drop off all non-perishable donations.  For a complete list of Bethpage branches, go to www.lovebethpage.com.

Since the first Bethpage Turkey Drive was organized in 2009, hundreds of community volunteers have come out to assist in the collection of over 20,000 turkeys and 50,000 pounds of food, which were then provided to Long Island families facing hardship in time for the holidays. Island Harvest has seen an increase in the requests for food and support services among the 570 community-based agencies it serves. About 70,000 individuals receive food assistance from the Island Harvest network each week.  Now, following Hurricane Sandy, the numbers are still unprecedented.

Please consider helping our neighbors in need by donating much needed food through this food drive.

About Bethpage Federal Credit Union
Bethpage Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative, existing solely to serve its members and has experienced rapid growth in recent years to become a strong alternative to banks.  Bethpage was approved for the largest federal community charter in the U.S. in 2003 and now is Long Island’s largest credit union and leading community financial institution with over 228,000 members, 25 branches and 60 shared service center locations throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. As a financial cooperative, Bethpage offers better rates, lower fees and a full menu of personal and commercial financial services.

Bethpage maintains branch locations in Bay Shore, Bay Shore King Kullen, Bethpage, Central Islip, Commack King Kullen, Elmont, Farmingdale, Freeport, Glen Cove, Hempstead, Huntington, Levittown King Kullen, Lynbrook, Massapequa, Melville, Mineola, North Babylon, Patchogue, Port Jefferson, Riverhead, Seaford, Smithtown, Roosevelt, West Babylon and Westbury with over 425 surcharge-free ATMs in King Kullen, 7-Eleven, CVS Pharmacy and Costco locations throughout Long Island.  For more information, call 1-800-628-7070 or visit www.bethpagefcu.com.

 

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