We, at Barnabas, want to say “Thank You” to each and every one of our volunteers along with the Blues Festival organizers and the community at large for making the 2014 Blues Festival Food Drive for Barnabas a success.
This year, the community donated almost 465 pounds of food during the two- day drive. The Barnabas volunteers that helped with Friday night’s premium parking raised $1000.
We are truly grateful for – our community – a community of caring, committed citizens willing to do what they can to help others in need.
Last year the Barnabas food pantry distributed over 143,000 pounds of food to individuals and families in need—more than a 50% increase from the previous year. Many of our Nassau County neighbors are “food insecure” meaning they don’t know where their next nutritionally adequate meal is coming from.