The Suffolk County Water Authority has donated 348 surplus ready-to-eat meals to the Lighthouse Mission of Bellport. SCWA employees distributed the meals at an outreach center in Central Islip.
The meals donated had been kept for SCWA employees to eat in the event of an emergency, such as a hurricane or other natural disaster. However, with the meals set to expire in the coming months, SCWA decided to donate them to a good cause with the holiday season on the horizon.
“The Suffolk County Water Authority donation was a blessing,” said Pastor Enrique Carbajal, the Mission’s Outreach Coordinator. “Not only to those we serve in Central Islip, but to other communities we serve.”
The Suffolk County Water Authority is an independent public-benefit corporation operating under the authority of the Public Authorities Law of the State of New York. Serving approximately 1.2 million Suffolk County residents, the Authority operates without taxing power on a not-for-profit basis.