Pronto of Long Island to Hold Press Conference Asking for Food Donations for Upcoming Thanksgiving Season

October 27, 2017 | Press

Pronto of Long Island, Inc. (Pronto) will be holding a Press Conference on Thursday, November 9th, at 11:15 a.m.at at their Headquarters at 128 Pine Aire Drive, Bay Shore, NY, to ask the public for food donations for the upcoming Thanksgiving Season.  Last year, Pronto helped feed over 740 families for Thanksgiving, and they expect the need to be even greater this year.

 

When:
Thursday
November 9, 2017
11:15 a.m.

 

Where:
Pronto of Long Island
128 Pine Aire Drive
Bay Shore, NY  11706

 

Pronto, a not-for-profit, Community Outreach Center, serving the most vulnerable children and families living in the townships of Islip, Smithtown, Babylon, and neighboring communities recently received a generous grant from the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY).  The grant made it possible for Pronto to upgrade and update their computer infrastructure with new computers and a computer lab.  This will allow Pronto to offer bilingual computer classes, as well as provide citizenship classes.  The DASNY Grant also allowed Pronto to install solar power, make parking lot pavement improvements, install new energy efficient lighting inside the building and warehouse, purchase a forklift for the warehouse, purchase new refrigerators in the warehouse, as well as carpeting and painting.

 

About Pronto of Long Island, Inc.

Pronto of Long Island, Inc. is an outreach center whose mission is to feed the hungry, clothe the needy, welcome the stranger, and provide healing and hope to everyone who walks through their doors. Pronto opened in 1969 from the vision of a group of committed lay people and clergy at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church.  Since then, it has gone through several reincarnations resulting in unique partnerships with Catholic Charities, food distributors and local markets, as well as health, welfare, benefit and educational providers. Partnering with the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce and volunteers, Pronto will expand their outreach to a greater population and assist those who may not have access to formal cooking facilities.  Pronto has been able to flourish based on contributions of clothing, furniture, household items and monetary donations. As always, this vision is fueled by prayer and the hard work of committed volunteers, and with these two powerful elements, Pronto cannot help but succeed. Pronto is a nonprofit partner of the United Way of Long Island.

 

Pronto of Long Island, Inc. is a member of the FREE Network, which collaborates with a variety of diverse 501(c)(3) nonprofit partners on educational, vocational, rehabilitative and a myriad of other creative initiatives to enhance the local communities and the lives of more than 25,000 people that reside within them. Each of the valued partners of the FREE Network have a unique mission, vision and strategic goals that are aligned in purpose, and embody the spirit of the meaningful work we do every day.

 

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