JVC/Long Island Readies For Annual Stuff-A-Truck Drive
November 15, 2013 at 10:04 AM (PT)
JVC BROADCASTING and its LONG ISLAND cluster of stations are prepping for its annual 'STUFF-A-TRUCK' food drive to support LONG ISLAND CARES, INC.-THE HARRY CHAPIN FOOD BANK and BROOKHAVEN INTERFACE. This year's event will be held on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd and SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24th.
The four JVC stations, PARTY 105, MY COUNTRY 96.1, LA FIESTA and WRCN will battle each other for who can raise the most donated food. This year, JVC BROADCASTING hopes to beat last year's total of 26,000 pounds of food collected at the 'STUFF-A-TRUCK' event.
In a press release, LONG ISLAND CARES' Food Drive Coordinator ELANA SISSONS commented, "The THANKSGIVING holiday always brings a heightened concern for those who are hungry and food insecure."
LONG ISLAND CARES' Exec. Dir. PAULE PACHTER added, "This year, we need to call attention to the growing need for emergency food on LONG ISLAND to help our neighbors in need, especially children, disabled veterans, and the homebound elderly who are struggling along with many of the more than eight percent of LONG ISLANDERS that are unemployed and counting on many charitable organizations for assistance during the holidays and throughout the year."
PACHTER went on to say, "LONG ISLAND CARES distributes more than just food. Their needs this season are cat food and dog food, personal care items, new blankets, and healthy snacks for kids."