(HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.) - Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker (D - Plainview) joined members of the Chapin family, anti-hunger advocates and government colleagues to celebrate the dedication of the Harry Chapin Legacy Walkway and unveiling of a bronze bust of the legendary musician and philanthropist outside Long Island Cares’ Hauppauge headquarters on Friday, July 15.
The ceremony was held just one day before the launch of Legislator Drucker’s monthlong food drive, which began on Saturday, July 16 in honor of Harry Chapin Day. Residents are encouraged to donate unopened, non-perishable food items at participating community drop-off locations listed below. Donations for Baxter’s Pet Pantry will also be accepted in support of their mission to ensure that every family member has access to the nutritious food that they need.
“One of Harry Chapin’s quotes that always resonated with me is: “To know is to care, to care is to act and to act is to make a difference,” Legislator Drucker said. “It was especially heartening to be in the company of so many individuals who share our commitment to Harry’s lifelong mission - eradicating hunger and ending food insecurity on Long Island.”
PHOTO CAPTIONS - From left - Legislator Drucker with Long Island Cares CEO Paule Pachter; Harry Chapin’s son Josh Chapin; and the bust that was unveiled at the Harry Chapin Legacy Walkway. Photo credits - Office of Legislator Arnold W. Drucker
Legislator Arnold Drucker’s OfficeTheodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building1550 Franklin Ave., Lobby Mineola, N.Y. 11501Drop off time between 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Long Island Cares386 North Wantagh AvenueBethpage, N.Y. 11714Hours for donations: M,W,F – 8:00am - 4:00pmTues – Thurs – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library 999 Old Country RoadPlainview, N.Y. 11803See library hours of operation by visiting https://poblib.org/
Syosset Public Library225 S. Oyster Bay RoadSyosset N.Y. 11791See library hours of operation by visiting https://www.syossetlibrary.org/