Ra Collects More Than 150lbs of Food at Breakfast Food Drive

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) hosted a breakfast food drive recently to help stock Long Island Cares’ mobile breakfast food truck. The mobile breakfast food truck is equipped to deliver ready-to-eat, nutritious breakfast meals at no cost for children facing food insecurity. Ra facilitates this food drive annually with local schools just before the start of summer vacation as food items are in high demand and free school breakfast and lunch programs may not be readily available. This year’s participating schools were Notre Dame in New Hyde Park and St. Anne’s School in Garden City.

“Thank you to everyone who came out to donate at the breakfast food drive. The small act of kindness you showed will make a big difference for a child in need of a healthy meal. A sincere thank you to Long Island Cares as well for all the work you do in our communities to help those in need when food is unavailable. During this year’s food drive, we collected 164 pounds of food,” said Ra.

“While we secured nearly $170 million for expanded free school means in this year’s state budget, there is always more we can do to help those in need—Long Island Cares and every person who donates to the mobile truck are helping to bridge the gap and ensure no child is left hungry,” added Ra. “If you missed this event, look out for future food drives on my Facebook page, or visit the Long Island Cares website at www.licares.org.”