Saladino, Hand Announce ‘Helping Through the Holidays’ Food Drive

Saladino, Hand Announce ‘Helping Through the Holidays’ Food Drive

Collection to Support Local Families in Need

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilman Thomas P. Hand announced that a special drive called “Helping through the Holidays,” will be launched at all three of the Town’s ice skating facilities. Through the end of December, visitors to Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating facilities are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to Town rinks to support Island Harvest Food Bank in its mission to end hunger on Long Island.

“The fine work of organizations like Island Harvest touch the lives of so many Long Islanders who are less fortunate,” Supervisor Saladino said. “We ask our residents visiting any of our ice skating facilities this month to bring a donation for this wonderful cause – just one or two items from each visitor would make a great difference.”

“We are asking our residents to assist us during this ‘season of giving’ in helping local families in need,” Councilman Hand said. “With the help of Island Harvest, we will be able to provide necessities to our neighbors in need.”

Randi Shubin Dresner, President and CEO of Island Harvest, said the Town of Oyster Bay has been an outstanding partner in the battle against hunger on Long Island. “We are so grateful for the hard work and determination of Town employees and the kindness of Town of Oyster Bay residents who generously have donated so much food at Town events,” Dresner said. “Island Harvest greatly appreciates and thanks everyone at the Town of Oyster Bay who support our efforts.”

The Town of Oyster Bay has three ice skating facilities – outdoor skating rinks at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa and Syosset-Woodbury Community Park, as well as the state-of-the-art indoor Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage. Collection boxes will be in place through December 31st. More information about the rinks, including the special holiday schedule during the end-of-year recess for most schools, is available at the Town of Oyster Bay’s website,