Celebrate National Food Day with Cornell Cooperative Extension

by Sharing Healthy Food Items with Hungry Long Island Residents & by Drinking Water Instead of Unhealthy Sugary Soft Drinks

Food Day, October 24, is a nationwide movement toward more healthy, affordable and sustainable food. Events will be held throughout the United States-including some sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk.

Created by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest, Food Day's inaugural year, 2011, featured 2,300 events throughout the United States and more are expected this year!

The Family Health and Wellness Program at CCE is promoting two events in honor of Food Day: we are sponsoring a countywide Food Drive in collaboration with Island Harvest and we are promoting drinking water instead of unhealthy sweetened soft drinks. Switching to water helps reduce the chance for obesity-related health issues in children and adults.

The project is part of CCE's Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play, a statewide initiative funded to the Family Health and Wellness Program by the New York State Department of Health. Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play contractors across the state are working to prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes by making it easier to access healthier food choices and increase physical activity..

Here on Long Island, 168,000 people live below the poverty level. Please join CCE in helping bring healthier options to those in need.

Please share a healthy non-perishable food item to Island Harvest at the following drop-off sites. Some suggested items are low sodium canned vegetables, soups and fruit, canned meat, whole wheat pasta & low-sugar grain cereals. Also, nutrition drinks such as Ensure or Boost.

Cornell Cooperative Extension
423 Griffing Avenue, Riverhead
Suffolk County Department of Health Services
725 Veterans Memorial Highway
North County Complex Bldg. C928, Hauppauge

H. Lee Dennison Bldg
100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge

Suffolk County Department of Health Services
360 Yaphank Ave, Yaphank

Suffolk County Department of Health Services
3500 Sunrise Hwy, Suite 124, Great River

Suffolk County Community College
Culinary Center, 20 East Main Street, Riverhead

Mercy Haven
859 Connetquot Ave, Suite 10, Islip Terrace

United Lifeline
322 Broadway, Bethpage

Bagel Lovers Café
673 Osborn Ave, Riverhead
Stony Brook Diabetes Center
26 Research Way, East Setauket

Mather Hospital
Food and Nutrition Services
75 N. Country Road, Port Jeff

Whole Foods
120 New Moriches Road, Lake Grove

31 Lee Ave, Wheatley Heights

Visit www.foodday.org or www.islandharvest.org for additional information.


Pour One Out!


Island Harvest Flyer


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County is a non-profit educational agency dedicated to strengthening families and communities, enhancing and protecting the environment, promoting sustainable agriculture, and fostering countywide economic development. Affiliated with Cornell University, and funded in part by Suffolk County government, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County is part of the state and national extension system that includes the land-grant universities and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. CCE's sites and program areas include Agriculture, Marine, 4-H Youth Development, Family Health and Wellness, Suffolk County Farm and Education Center and Suffolk County Peconic Dunes Camp.