Islip Food for Hope held a reception luncheon attended by community and business leaders and elected officials at Town Hall, marking the kick-off to the organization’s 37th season of giving. Since 1982, Islip Food for Hope has been dedicated to eliminating hunger in the Town of Islip.

“Islip Food for Hope reaches more people in need every year,” said Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “The hundreds of Thanksgiving Day ‘Boxes of Love’ and turkeys, distributed throughout the Town to those in need, shows the impact Food for Hope has on the community,” added the Supervisor.

On October 23, 2019 Islip Food for Hope will host The Islip Thanksgiving Breakfast from 8 am-9 am at the Mansion at Timber Point Country Club in Great River. This breakfast custom, which began almost 37 years ago as the Supervisor’s Breakfast, continues to grow and provide more families each year with the hope and the comfort of a traditional holiday meal.

Because hunger isn’t seasonal, the organization has begun hosting additional events and reaching out to corporations and foundations for support. In addition, this past spring, Islip Food for Hope hosted the 7th Annual Community Picnic, which fed more than 850 guests and donated countless meals to numerous food pantries within the Town.