St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Islip is planning a food drive on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“Even before COVID, over 250,000 Long Island residents couldn’t put food on the table and now the numbers have increased by over 50 percent,” said Mother Christina van Liew, interim priest in Charge at St. Mark’s, adding that “every contribution brings hope and eases food insecurity.”
All food from the drive will be donated to God’s Provision, an affiliate of the Long Island Cares-The Harry Chapin Food Bank. Volunteers will be available to grab donations from cars if participants do not wish to get out. The church asks that all donations be nonperishable food items such as pasta, rice, beans or soup.
St. Mark’s is located at 754 Montauk Highway in Islip.