Our Long Island VCA hospital www.vcahospitals.com/southgate along with our food partner- Hill’s Science Diet, www.hillspet.com will be contributing 200 pounds of dog and 200 pounds cat food to Long Island Cares www.licares.org. Long Island Cares is a non-profit organization founded by the late Harry Chapin.
Harry Foster Chapin was an American singer-songwriter best known for his folk rock songs including “Taxi,” “W*O*L*D,” “Flowers Are Red” and the number one hit “Cat’s in the Cradle.” Chapin was also a dedicated humanitarian who fought to end world hunger.Although Harry died tragically in a car accident in 1981 just one year after founding Long Island’s first food bank, his legacy lives on in Long Island Cares, which has evolved into one of the region’s most comprehensive hunger assistance organizations serving thousands of individuals and families in need.
Long Island Cares brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry on Long Island, and provides to the best of their ability for the humanitarian needs of our community. Long Island Cares provides food when and where it’s needed, while promoting self-sufficiency and public education.