Many thanks go out to all our players, coaches, parents, and families who contributed to the Peter C. Collins Soccer Park Food Drive during the spring season. In total, the Long Island Junior Soccer League was able to donate 811 pounds of food to Long Island Cares!
“On behalf of all of the children and families served by Long Island Cares, Elana Sissons, Food Drive Coordinator and I are truly grateful for your support,” said Paule Pachter, Executive Director of LI Cares. “This donation will go a long way towards ensuring that more Long Island children and families do not go hungry.”
Long Island Cares has distributed more than six million pounds of food to over 500 member gencies across Long Island, but also seeks to heighten public awareness about hunger and provides skills training to foster self-sufficiency among the population.
The league's food drive program is entering it's third year and will continue this fall. We are asking that all players, coaches, and parents remember to bring non-persihable canned food items to their games at the Soccer Park this fall. Let's see if we can make an even bigger donation for the holidays!
The Long Island Junior Soccer League is proud to partner with Long Island Cares in their fight against hunger. Thank you again to everyone for your contributions.