(SYOSSET and PLAINVIEW, N.Y.) - Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker thanked the visitors of the Syosset and Plainview-Old Bethpage Libraries for supporting a food drive his office held in honor of the legacy of legendary Long Island musician, activist and philanthropist Harry Chapin. Donors contributed nearly 150 pounds of food to Long Island Cares - the food bank that Harry Chapin founded in 1980.
The food drive is part of Legislator Drucker’s continuing efforts to generate awareness and support for the ongoing fight to end hunger and food insecurity on Long Island. In April, Legislator Drucker filed legislation to make July 16 Harry Chapin Day in Nassau County; months later, the County Executive applied this concept toward proclaiming the first Friday in September each year as “Harry Chapin National Food Bank Day.”
“When Harry Chapin launched Long Island’s very first food bank more than four decades ago, he elevated our regional response to the humanitarian crisis of hunger - one that touches countless families in our region,” Legislator Drucker said. “As we strive toward eradicating food insecurity in Nassau County, I hope that we will continue to call upon Harry’s example as both a guiding light and an inspiration for all that we do to accomplish our shared mission.”
PHOTO CAPTION - Legislator Drucker pictured with Josh Chapin outside Long Island Cares’ Hauppauge headquarters on Friday, July 15. CREDIT - Office of Legislator Arnold W. Drucker