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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.

This Is What Solidarity Looks Like: 24hrs With Long Island Food Not Bombs

[HEMPSTEAD, NY] The hunger relief efforts of a small group of dedicated and caring Long Islanders operating on a near-zero budget is eclipsing that of the relief efforts of many well-funded 501-c3 organizations, both in number of people served and in the volume of food distributed. The group, a Long Island chapter of the decentralized, grassroots, hunger relief group, Food Not Bombs, is serving to both inspire the local community and simultaneously raise questions as to how an autonomous group with a shoestring budget can outmatch non-profits of similar purpose whose operating budget exceeds millions of dollars annually.

Community Solidarity shares millions of pounds of food each year with tens of thousands of hungry people each year. We are able to do so in large part thanks to local supportive business owners, employees, farmers and some pretty incredible individuals.

Community Solidarity, Inc. depends on community involvement. That's why it's so important for you to get involved.

If you work at a grocery store or food establishment you probably already know that a lot of good food gets thrown out every day - in fact the amount of food that is wasted in the United States alone is enough to feed the entire world. Help us by prevent some of that waste and together we can start feeding our community today! It's very easy to share your unused food with Community Solidarity!

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