(Long Island, NY) Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) is pleased to announce his food drive to stock the Long Island Cares (LIC) Mobile Breakfast Food Truck collected 1,033 pounds this June. Ra partnered with St. Anne’s School, Garden City, and Notre Dame School, New Hyde Park, for the drive. The food truck delivers ready-to-eat and nutritious breakfasts to children whose families are food insecure at no cost.
Asparagus the Dragon, mascot of Long Island Cares, picked up the 1,033 pounds of food from Assemblyman Ed Ra and students at Notre Dame School, New Hyde Park, on Friday, June 8. Photo Credit: Office of Assemblyman Ed Ra.
“Children should be focusing on being kids, not wondering where their next meal is coming from,” said Ra. “Programs like the LIC Mobile Breakfast Food Truck are especially important during the summer months when children in food insecure homes are not receiving breakfast and lunch through their school meal programs. I am happy we can provide these meals so children can actually enjoy their summer and not worry about going hungry. I look forward to continuing to work with LIC in the future to help my fellow Long Islanders in need.”
Assemblyman Ra represents the 19th Assembly District.