One of Long Island’s biggest food banks recently received a big donation check from the Town of Babylon.

Earlier this month, Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer and his board presented the nonprofit Long Island Cares with $48,562.50 at a board meeting.

The funds were raised through the 2019 Soldier Ride in the town, which is an annual summer 25-mile bike ride organized by the Wounded Warrior Project.

The proceeds from the ride were split between Long Island Cares and the Wounded Warrior Project

This year 1,200 riders entered the race.

“The annual Babylon Soldier Ride provides a great opportunity to support both our service members and organizations in our area that give back to our community,” said Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer. “We were proud to select Long Island Cares as a beneficiary of this year’s ride to help them continue their valuable work in lending a helping hand to those in need in our area.”

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