Each year, the Glen Cove Youth Bureau collaborates with other social service agencies in Glen Cove to provide families in need with all the fixings for Thanksgiving dinner. Working together, the agencies provide dinner to more than 350 families each year, approximately 100 of which originate with the Youth Bureau. This effort is only possible with the donations the bureau receives from the public.
The Youth Board is looking for donations of the following non-perishable items: canned vegetables (peas, beans, corn, sweet potatoes), potatoes, stove-top stuffing, macaroni and cheese, cornbread mixes, cake mixes, icing, jello and fruit cocktail.
The bureau is also looking for gift certificates to local grocery stores and cash donations, the proceeds of which will be used to purchase turkeys and hams for the families. Checks should be made payable to “Friends of the Glen Cove Youth Board” and mailed to Glen Cove Youth Bureau, c/o Thanksgiving Food Drive, 128B Glen St., Glen Cove, NY 11542.
Nonperishable donations may be brought to the following locations: Glen Cove Youth Bureau (128 B Glen St., behind 126 Glen St.) or Glen Cove Public Library (near magazine area). If you would like to donate a frozen turkey or fresh vegetables/fruit (potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, apples, oranges), bring your donation to the Youth Bureau during the week, now through Friday, Nov. 20.
Donations of non-perishables will be accepted until Nov. 20. If you have any questions or need additional information, contact Cindy Rogers at 516-671-4600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.