Patricia NicolasSep 8, 2017, 12:32 pmSep 8, 2017, 12:32 pm

Island Harvest Food Bank to ship out Hurricane Harvey donations next week

Organization will also be collecting items for Hurricane Irma victims

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September is Hunger Action Month and one food bank on Long Island is not only doing its part to help the food insecure here, but it’s also doing what it can to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Many on Long Island came together to donate products to Island Harvest Food Bank. But these donations aren't for Long Islanders, they are for victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Island Harvest is committed to fighting hunger here on Long Island. Many may wonder how they prioritize when natural disasters like Harvey happen in other communities. They says they have an Emergency Resource Center that they pull from.

They keep everything separate and do not combine donations, nor do they take from their Long Island supply for what they need for emergencies.

The food bank says they will be sending down their collected donations within the next week. But their work doesn't stop there.

They say they will also be collecting donations for Hurricane Irma victims. All donations and volunteers are welcome.

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