HAUPPAUGUE, N.Y.– GrooveCar, the auto buying resource for credit unions, participated in the annual Holiday Warehouse Project held at Long Island Cares Harry Chapin Food Bank here.
Founded by the late singer/songwriter Harry Chapin, Long Island Cares brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry on Long Island providing for their humanitarian needs. The food bank opened on Long Island in 1980 and distributes more than eight million pounds of food and supplies to over 590 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, group homes, day treatment facilities, senior nutrition sites and daycare centers around the Island.
The volunteer project involved the organizing and sorting of all holiday donations, and packing inventory for eventual shipping to destinations throughout Long Island. Eight members of GrooveCar spent the day separating donations and packing boxes.
“It was an amazing day. We were so encouraged to see the outpouring of donations to support our community during the holiday season and beyond. As much as we accomplished as a team, we walked away with a better understanding of the enormity of the problem to feed the hungry in our own backyard,” said Frank Rinaudo, senior vice president of GrooveCar, in a statement.
In attendance from GrooveCar (pictured left to right in attached photo): Frank Rinaudo, SR Vice President; Indira Khan, VP Credit Union Relations; Joy Steban, Office Administrator; Donna DeRienzo, Dealer Relationship Manager; Brett Gmoser, Developer; Dylan Jacobson, Dealer Relationship Manager; Eric Budzinski, AVP Marketing. Not pictured because he was taking the picture: David Jacobson, President & CEO.
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