Due to the constant threat of food insecurity, and the rising cost of food due to inflation, Nassau County Legislator Bill Gaylor (R-Lynbrook) has joined with the Incorporated Village of Valley Stream and Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church to host a food drive for residents in need.
The drive will be held on weekdays from February 6 through February 17 at Valley Stream Village Hall, located at 123 S. Central Avenue. The building will be open Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. All nonperishable foods and paper products are accepted.
Gaylor thanked Village Mayor Ed Fare and the church for partnering with him on the food drive, which is much needed in the community.
“Inflation has caused food prices to spike, and food insecurity is a very real issue for many families on Long Island,” Gaylor said. “Every day, there are thousands of men, women and children who worry about where their next meal will be coming from. Many food pantries have empty shelves, and this food drive is meant to help fill those shelves and help keep food on the table for families in need.”