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LD 06 - Legislator Sarah S. Anker

Posted on: October 28, 2019

Legislator Anker Honors Blessings in a Backpack’s Trisha Ewald

Trisha Ewald

HAUPPAUGE, NY – On Wednesday, October 2nd, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker honored Trisha Ewald at the General Meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature in Hauppauge. A Longwood resident, Trisha serves as the northeast regional manager and Longwood School District program coordinator for Blessings in a Backpack, a national organization which provides pre-packed meals over the weekends to students living in food-insecure homes.

The Longwood Chapter of Blessings in a Backpack serves the communities of Medford, Gordon Heights, Shirley, Ridge, Middle Island, and Coram. As a regional manager, Trisha oversees over 120 volunteers who facilitate the program in their local school districts.

“No one in this country should ever go hungry, and I commend Trisha and Blessings in a Backpack volunteers for bringing such an important service to our community,” said Legislator Anker.

Legislator Anker’s office is holding a food drive for the Longwood Chapter of Blessings with a Backpack until November 1st. Donations can be brought to her office in Mount Sinai. Please call (631) 854-1600 to schedule a drop-off time.

For more information on Blessings in a Backpack, please visit

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