Roslyn, NY, November 2, 2022 – The Junior League of Long Island (JLLI) is proud to announce their Signature “Done in a Day” Project, Thanksgiving Baskets, taking place on Saturday, November 19th, 2022. The “Done in a Day” (DIAD) program provides JLLI members with an opportunity to have an immediate impact within the local community as most projects are completed in one day.
Food insecurity on Long Island is a growing concern as more than 250,000 Long Islanders are food insecure with 79,000 of that number estimated to be children. Of the population of food insecure people in Nassau County 34% and 41% in Suffolk County are ineligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It is due to this that more than 63,000 Long Islanders do not have enough support to put food on the table.
Each year JLLI members gather to put together food baskets for families to host Thanksgiving dinner. Through our community partnerships, we have expanded our efforts to help 150 families in need across Long Island.
In addition to receiving food and monetary donations at our Junior League Thrift Shop, located in the village of Roslyn, we have devoted the roundup of our thrift shop sales to support our Thanksgiving Baskets Project. Donations can be shipped or dropped off at our Thrift Shop during Store Hours up until November 12th. For more information on this project and what donations are needed – please visit www.jlli.org/thanksgiving-baskets-2022.
“We have increased our allocation from 120 baskets to 150 baskets because we recognize the need in the community and want to be there to help.” Elizabeth McCune, Done in a Day –Chair
“Food insecurity on Long Island is at an all-time high, no one should have to be forced to make decisions whether to provide a meal for their family or use funds for food to keep a roof over their head. The Junior League of Long Island recognizes the issues facing our communities and is working to provide underserved families across Nassau & Suffolk counties with a meal this Thanksgiving. We thank our community partners and supporters who help us in our endeavor. “Cristine Bruno, JLLI President
The Junior League’s mission is to promote voluntarism, develop and train volunteers and improve our local communities. Through the fundraising efforts off our League, we can accomplish all three initiatives. We strongly believe the work we do is essential to improve our communities.