Two Holiday Food Drives Benefit Needy

Turkeys, hams, and chickens will be distributed to the hungry.

To help make the holidays brighter for families in need, the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center and Teachers Federal Credit Union will be hosting a turkey drive.

The event takes place on Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at TFCU headquarters, located at 102 Motor Parkway in Hauppauge.

Those who bring a frozen turkey, ham or whole chicken can enter a raffle for the chance to win prizes.

In addition, the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center will be bringing their shark truck; bring a camera and have photos taken in the shark cage.

Long Island Cares will be onhand to accept donations and deliver them to households in need of assistance during the holiday season.

Next, on Friday, Dec. 21 the 5th Annual Cops Who Care Food Giveaway, a partnership between the Suffolk County Police Department and the New York State Police Department, takes place at 1 p.m. at police headquarters, located at 30 Yaphank Avenue in Yaphank.

Free turkeys and hams will be distributed to families in need. First come, first served; one item per family.





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