Staffers from Long Island’s largest restaurant group headed to Brentwood Tuesday to help Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization.
It was a day of planting crops that will ultimately help 300,00 local people struggling with food insecurity across the island.
Tuesday’s plant-a-garden day at the food bank’s 1.8-acre “Giving Garden” was the highlight.
“They say it takes a village, and as we expand across the Northeast, many of our restaurants are located in these very same villages,” said Lessing’s marketing head Jennifer Cantin. “As a company, Lessing’s Hospitality Group has committed to doing our part to effect change, and do good.
“We believe if we all take steps, small or big, together we can make monumental changes.”
Fundraising efforts are continuing online through April 22, Earth Day. Scroll down for the Facebook post where local people can make donations.
The Lessing’s group will be making a 100 percent matching donation to Island Harvest based on the amount of donations made on Earth Day, up to $5,000.
Every $1 donation means two meals for someone in need, according to Island Harvest.The Lessing’s group is using #DoGood hashtag to promote the anti-hunger campaign. Scroll down for photos from Tuesday.