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These articles provide a brief historical overview of Island Harvest. Please click on any of them to view the article.

Movers and Shakers share hopes for the new year. Newsday , January 3, 1999. “Some Long Islanders see their New Year’s resolutions as a chance to help those less fortunate – and some, like Linda Breitstone, do that every day of the year. . . "

Harvesting Food from LI Communities Keeps Volunteers on Go Newsday, November 16, 1998, Executive Edition. “The nonprofit organization was started in 1992, out of the home of Founder and President, Linda Breitstone . . .”


“It Makes Sense to Utilize Our Resources.”
Newsday Interview with Linda Breitstone, November 13, 1995. “I never realized that 10 minutes from my house was a soup kitchen and another 10 minutes was a domestic violence shelter, “Breitstone said, “I kept finding all these places that needed food and eventually I was delivering food seven days a week. . . ”


Coalition to Gather Food in Drive on Hunger. New York Times, May 4, 1997. “This is a huge donation, Ms Breitstone said, “because the site has over 175,000 square feet and has 12 loading docks . . .”