The Levittown Community Action Coalition (LCAC) and its members participated in a Food Distribution event sponsored by Nassau County in partnership with Island Harvest on Monday, May 4, 2020. The event serviced the East Meadow, Levittown and Island Trees School Districts.
Volunteers organized by YES Community Counseling Center, began the day at 9:00 AM sorting and packaging produce, dairy and dry goods, in preparation for the distribution. St. Bernard’s Church, Levittown and East Meadow Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus, Lions Club and St. Charles Hospital were among the organization of volunteers.
“We reached out to our friends in the community to volunteer and received an overwhelming response. Everyone we contacted were eager to help,” said Janet Lombardo, Project Coordinator for LCAC.
YES Community Counseling Center provided gift bags for the volunteers, which included; bottled water, fruit, and health snacks.
“We all can agree that we are in the midst of a very scary and unsettling time and being able to help others that need us, is so very important.” said Jamie Bogenshutz, Executive Director for YES Community Counseling Center in Levittown. “We were advised that over 640 families were able to avail themselves of the food, which of course is what it was all about.”
“Perhaps there is no way to truly measure what yesterday accomplished, even beyond what the food provided, but I am grateful that we had the opportunity to make a difference.” Said Bogenshutz.
For more information on Levittown Community Action Coalition, contact Janet Lombardo, at 516-719-0313, x 224 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lcacoalition.org