Roslyn, New York, March 31, 2020 – The Junior League of Long Island® announced today that they awarded Long Island Cares, Inc. with $2,500 from their Community Service Fund. Every year The Junior League of Long Island sets aside monies from fundraising efforts to give back to local nonprofits on Long Island. Long Island Cares is the first award recipient this year.
The Junior League of Long Island’s funding will support Long Island Cares in their efforts to assist the Long Island community during the current coronavirus pandemic, specifically their mobile outreach programs delivering emergency food to children in need. With schools in Nassau and Suffolk Counties closed and people concerned about leaving their homes, Long Island Cares’ breakfast food trucks and other mobile vehicles are increasing the times, dates and locations of deployments in the community.
“We want to do whatever we can to ensure children and families have access to food during this health emergency. Long Island Cares’ food banks and mobile outreach programs are critical to our community, all year long, and especially in times like this” said Christina Ho, president of The Junior League of Long Island for 2019-2020.
The Junior League of Long Island Community Service Fund applicants are Long Island-based not-for-profit organizations whose primary beneficiaries are residents of the Long Island community and are seeking funding for their community programs. Applications are reviewed by the women of The Junior League of Long Island and funding is awarded to those organizations with whom the League has a history of involvement.