Island Harvest will be collecting non-perishable foods in collection boxes at the front entrance of the Melville Marriott.

Island Harvest Food Bank is a leading, hunger-relief organization that provides food and other resources to people in need. Always treating those it helps with dignity and respect, its goal is to end hunger and reduce poverty on Long Island through efficient food collection and distribution; enhanced hunger-awareness and nutrition-education programs; job training; and direct services targeted at children, senior citizens, veterans and others at risk. More than 94 percent of resources expended directly support programs and services that benefit 316,000 Long Islanders.  Island Harvest is a lead agency in the region’s emergency-response preparedness for food and product distribution, and is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. More information can be found at www.islandharvest.org.