NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A Long Island couple decided to turn the postponement of their wedding into helping those with food insecurities.
Sara Pagano and Brian Fenley, of Babylon, planned to say their vows on May 1 – but the pandemic forced them to reschedule for next year.
But, the two still wanted to find a way to celebrate this year.
So, they decided to dress up, decorate their pick-up truck and drive their “wedding mobile” around Long Island to pick up food for Island Harvest.
“We haven’t really even though about ourselves. We’re worried about the fact that we’re still having jobs and money and a place to live and food,” Pagano explains.
The couple is trying to ensure those who cannot provide for themselves still have a means to eat.
Anyone who wishes to donate, but does not feel safe going to a food bank, can sign up on the couple’s website to have the two of them come and pick up donations.
“These people are just there, they’re just trying to find out what their next meal is,” Fenley said.
Island Harvest's CEO says food insecurity is so high right now and if you cannot donate food you can always make a monetary donation.
The group says $25 can feed a family of four for three days.