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Legislative District 16

Posted on: July 3, 2023

Legislator Drucker, Long Island Cares and Community Partners Honor Harry Chapin’s Legacy

(PLAINVIEW and SYOSSET, N.Y.) - Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker (D - Plainview) is joining forces with Long Island Cares, the Plainview-Old Bethpage and Syosset Public Libraries, and Plainview’s Trio Hardware to launch his second annual monthlong food drive in honor of Harry Chapin’s legacy as an anti-hunger crusader on Long Island.


From Sunday, July 16 through Wednesday, August 16, residents are encouraged to donate unopened, non-perishable food items at any of the three participating community drop-off locations. Donations for Baxter’s Pet Pantry will also be accepted in support of their mission to ensure that every member of the family hast access to the nutritious food that they need.

 In April of 2022, Legislator Drucker filed a proposal to formally codify July 16 – the date of Chapin’s untimely death in 1981 – as Harry Chapin Day in Nassau County. The measure is still awaiting action by the Legislative Majority.


“In the 42 years since his sudden and tragic death, Harry Chapin’s legacy as a gifted musical storyteller and philanthropist has blossomed and grown stronger,” Legislator Drucker said. “That is why I am so proud to once again work with Long Island Cares – the food bank Harry launched – and our partners at the Plainview-Old Bethpage and Syosset Libraries and Trio Hardware to support Harry’s eternal mission of eradicating hunger for every family on Long Island.”


Contact Legislator Drucker’s’ office at 516-571-6216 or for more details. 



Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library 

999 Old Country Road

Plainview, N.Y. 11803

See library hours of operation by visiting


Syosset Public Library 

225 S. Oyster Bay Road

Syosset N.Y. 11791

See library hours of operation by visiting


Trio Hardware

1655 Old Country Road

Plainview, N.Y. 11803

See store hours of operation at

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