Lighthouse Mission, Island Harvest Among Groups Saying They Need Donations

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Add one more to the list of challenges presented by Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath.

Groups that feed the hungry are struggling to meet their goals. And since Sandy struck the area, there are so many more people in need.

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Pastor Jim Ryan of the Lighthouse Mission in Suffolk County said they are hundreds of birds short of what they usually give out for Thanksgiving.

1010 WINS’ Holli Haerr Reports

“We’re praying for those turkeys. We’re praying for chicken,” Ryan told 1010 WINS’ Holli Haerr. “With the storm surge, as it is, even more people are coming on these lines.”

Randi Shubin Dresner with Island Harvest said her group is facing a similar challenge.

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“We’re running in all directions and really trying to help fill the holiday tables this year,” Dresner said.

Island Harvest usually gives out 10,000 to 12,000 turkeys each year.

“We’re not 100 percent sure we’re gonna make that this year,” Dresner said.

If you would like to help, find out how to do so with the contact information below:

Island Harvest
You can text “Hunger Relief” to 266 266
Or call 516-294-8528 | 631-873-4775

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Lighthouse Mission
Or call 631-758-7584