This Veterans Day, New York Community Bank (NYCB) and Island Harvest Food Bank will hold a Holiday Turkey & Food Collection Drive to benefit Veterans and military families living in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
The event will be held on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2016, from 8 am to 5 pm, at NYCB’s Roslyn Savings Bank, 14 Conklin St, Farmingdale, NY. Among the items needed for the food drive are frozen turkeys, nonperishable food items (except products in glass containers), and supermarket gift cards. Monetary donations are also welcome. Proceeds will benefit Island Harvest Food Bank’s Operation: HOPE program, which provides direct service to local veterans and military families.
“New York Community Bank is privileged to partner with Island Harvest Food Bank to support veterans and military families. NYCB is honored to have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those that have served our country. We invite employees, customers, neighbors and neighborhood businesses to take part in the food drive and help make a difference,” said Kelly Maude Leung, SVP Corporate Communications, New York Community Bank.
Volunteers from NYCB, Island Harvest, and the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum will be on location to assist patrons dropping off donations.
Those unable to travel to NYCB’s Roslyn Savings Bank branch in Farmingdale on November 11 can visit any of NYCB’s participating locations in Nassau and Suffolk counties to make donations. NYCB branches will continue to serve as official collection sites for Island Harvest through December 31.