As the East coast struggles to recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, AdvancePierre Foods is helping the relief efforts. The company donated 3,591 cases of food to Long Island’s Island Harvest, which will provide more than 40,000 meals to residents in need.
“We are grateful for the services that Island Harvest is providing to New York hurricane victims and want to support their relief efforts,” said Bill Toler, president and CEO of AdvancePierre Foods, in a prepared statement. “We hope this product donation will allow Island Harvest and its affiliates to provide warm meals to families who need them most.”
AdvancePierre’s donation includes breaded chicken fingers, Asian- and Italian- style appetizers and a variety of Cordon Bleu, broccoli and cheese and wild rice stuffed chicken breast entrees. Island Harvest will provide the donated items to shelters and soup kitchens across Long Island.
“During our visits to the hurricane-stricken areas we've seen such devastation; but through it all we've seen an incredible outpouring of support,” said Randi Shubin Dresner, president and CEO of Island Harvest. “So many people we have helped in these past weeks have expressed such gratitude for the support.”
J.Kings Food Service Professionals (700 Furrows Road, Holtsville, NY) is storing the products at its Polar Crossing cold storage facility (3300 Veterans Highway, Bohemia, NY). J.Kings stores food for relief organizations at Polar Crossing and its Grapes and Greens facility (2711 Sound Avenue, Calverton, NY).
“We are all New Yorkers and if we all help a little, a lot gets done,” said John King, CEO of J.Kings Food Service Professionals.