Assemblyman Durso Hosts 2nd Annual “Assembly Assemble Day” at Island Harvest Food Bank in Melville

New York State Assemblyman Michael Durso was joined by his colleagues in the Assembly’s Long Island delegation at Island Harvest Food Bank for the 2nd Annual Assembly Assemble Day. Assembly members assisted warehouse volunteers by filling boxes with nutritious food that will be delivered to low-income senior citizens throughout our communities.

The legislators were also introduced to a number of local agencies that provide vital food assistance and support services to individuals and families in need. Many of these agencies work closely with their State representatives in order to better serve their mutual constituency, and to discuss policy initiatives to aid and uplift underserved communities.

“Assembly Assemble Day at Island Harvest is by far one of my favorite events. My colleagues and I put our political differences aside, rolled up our sleeves, and worked together to pack up healthy meals for seniors in need across Long Island,” said New York State Assemblyman Michael Durso. “Thank you to Island Harvest President & CEO Randi Shubin Dresner, staff and volunteers for everything you do to support our communities and help put a stop to hunger. And a special thanks to Assembly members and staff for taking part in this great day!”

“Thank you to Assemblyman Mike Durso for organizing the second New York Assembly “Assemble Day” at Island Harvest Food Bank,” said Randi Shubin Dresner, President & CEO of Island Harvest Food Bank. “Assemblyman Durso and his colleagues from both sides of the aisle assembled 224 boxes of non-perishable food to distribute to low-income seniors across Long Island. The boxes contained more than 7,200 pounds of food and filled seven pallets for distribution. We cannot thank them enough for their support in Albany and on the ground in our warehouse.” Island Harvest Food Bank is the local distributor of the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), a federally funded, state-administered program providing non-perishable food to low-income seniors.