May 7, 2019 – Family Service League is pleased to announce that over $27,000 in donations were raised in one day by Whole Foods Market Long Island. The Whole Foods Market’s “Community Giving Day” is a unique program which gave five-percent of all net sales generated on Thursday, April 18th to FSL. The four Whole Food stores supporting this important effort were located in Commack, Lake Grove, Jericho, and Munsey Park.
“Being recognized as the Whole Foods Market Community Giving Day recipient created an exciting opportunity to generate funds and raise awareness of the vital human service programs that FSL provides across Long Island. FSL will be utilizing the Whole Foods Market’s donation to continue its efforts of encouraging overall healthy life-style choices and the importance of good nutrition for the thousands of community children and adults who rely on FSL for critical services,” said Karen Boorshtein, FSL President & CEO. “This effort will be realized by building and enhancing community gardens at FSL Family Shelter locations which house more than 500 children and adults every night. The FSL Brentwood Community School After-School Cooking Program will be receiving a portion of the proceeds so that students learn about nutrition through the hands–on experience of preparing healthy meals. Lastly, the FSL Manor Field Family Center will expand its children’s summer lunch program. Our deepest appreciation to the team at Whole Foods Markets for sharing this exceptional and generous opportunity!”