Gershow Recycling Donates $1,000 to Phillips Avenue Food Pantry to Assist Local Families in Need

Pictured: Kevin Gershowitz (left, holding check), President, Gershow Recycling, is joined by students from Ms. Jeanne-Marie Mazzaferro’s class at Phillips Avenue Elementary School in Riverhead in presenting a check in the amount of $1,000 to Debra Rodgers (second from right), Principal, Phillips Avenue Elementary School, for the school’s onsite food pantry on March 18. Also pictured (l-r): John Dunleavy and Jim Wooten (standing behind check), Council Members, Town of Riverhead, and Al Krupski, Suffolk County Legislator.

Moved by reports of the Riverhead School District’s Phillips Avenue Elementary School students establishing a food pantry, Gershow Recycling donated $1,000 to support the students’ efforts. The money will go to purchase non-perishable food items and gift cards from local supermarkets for families in need in the Riverhead area. On March 18, Kevin Gershowitz, President, Gershow Recycling, was joined by students from Phillips Avenue Elementary School and local elected officials in presenting the check to Debra Rodgers, Principal, Phillips Avenue Elementary School.

On January 22, as part of a kickoff event to the “Great Kindness Challenge,” the school held a special ceremony announcing the grand opening of its onsite food pantry. On its first day, the pantry assisted 15 families and 71 people. The pantry is currently open every second and fourth Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

“We are proud to provide this donation to the Phillips Avenue Food Pantry and applaud the generous efforts of the school’s students, parents and staff in assisting those families in need here in Riverhead,” Mr. Gershowitz said.

Gershow has nine locations in Brooklyn, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, Bay Shore, Medford and Riverhead. For more information, call (631) 289-6188 or visit

Contact Gershow for Long Island Recycling


    Skip to content