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Ribbon Cutting for Long Island Cares’ New Essential Market

Monday, H2M architects + engineers was honored to attend a ribbon cutting event for Long Island Cares, Inc | The Harry Chapin Food Bank new Essential Market in Bethpage, Long Island.

This new Essential Market reduces the stigma of going to a food pantry and in turn feels more like walking into a boutique market than receiving charity. Guests entering the market will be provided with a supported shopping experience utilizing the NYS HPNAP client choice model, thus allowing shoppers to choose their food of choice representing options from the diverse ethnic backgrounds of the surrounding community. Shelf-stable products, fresh and frozen meat, dairy, and fresh produce are available to market guests in quantities based on client choice guidelines. Long Island Cares’ volunteers and staff members will aid guests in making healthy choices for their families, and knowledge of other services available to them through the Long Island Cares network.

H2M was proud to assist in the design for the fit-out of the store and produce the construction documents necessary to secure a Town of Hempstead Building Permit.

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