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#VeganFoodRescue featured in Newsday!

Community Solidarity Inc., also known as Long Island Food Not Bombs, gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “take a load off.”

On a recent Thursday evening in Farmingville, as volunteers from the nonprofit vegetarian food share program hustled to unload more than a dozen carloads of surplus food donated by supermarkets, Krystyna Compton of Kings Park chuckled and gestured toward her sagging black sedan.

Post-Irene, gathering markets' food for poor

The Whole Foods supermarket in Jericho didn't have electricity Tuesday, but it still had one customer: Long Island Food Not Bombs, a food-recovery group that takes unsaleable but still edible food from supermarkets and distributes it to food pantries and the hungry. Karen Greene, a manager at Whole Foods, said her store called Food Not Bombs after the store lost power Sunday morning to salvage food that would otherwise spoil. Read More.

Food Not Bombs sets up in Wyandanch

Originally published in Newsday on Sept. 3rd, 2012 by MACKENZIE ISSLER. The original story can be read online at http://www.newsday.com/long-island/food-not-bombs-sets-up-in-wyandanch-1.3948579. Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Starting early on a recent Saturday, a handful of people -- their cars packed with fresh produce, baked goods and bouquets of flowers -- drove to Wyandanch.

They started handing out their bounty from behind folding tables, transforming a sidewalk on Straight Path into the newest food distribution site. Read More

Solutions to Food Waste in America

Originally published on Dec 17, 2012 by US Tzu Chi 360 on their youtube channel.

Americans today are wasting 40% of their food. Uneaten food accounts for the second largest component of landfills. Join us in this episode as we scour the streets of New York City to find ways to reduce and recover quality, fresh food.

12 Making A Difference: Community Solidarity

Originally published by News 12, Long Island. News 12 recognizes Jon Stepanian and Community Solidarity, Inc. as one of their "12 Making a Difference" for 2015. The full video which aired on Jan. 30th 2015 can be found on the News 12 website at the following link:

http://longisland.news12.com/multimedia/12-making-a-difference-community-solidarity-1.9884040

Jon Stepanian runs the largest community-run grassroots food distribution programs in the U.S. on Long Island.