Food Banks

FOOD BANKS, FOOD PANTRIES, and SOUP KITCHENS

Food Banks, Pantries, and Soup KitchensThis page contains information about local food banks*, food pantriesand soup kitchens* all over the country. We may only have a few at first, but with the help of others we hope to have information on at least a few in each state. If you have information about any food banks, pantries or soup kitchens please post your comment below and be sure to include the name of the bank, full address, phone number for the bank/pantry/kitchen, and dates/times of operation OR include a link to where this information can be found. Thank you.

* Food Banks are where food is stored for distribution to a Food Pantry or Soup Kitchen.
* Food Pantries are usually where you go to get food to take home and prepare yourself.
* Soup Kitchens are usually where you go to get a meal to eat on site, prepared for you.
   Contrary to what the name implies, these days soup kitchens offer more than just soup.


NEW YORK

Nassau and Suffolk Counties, NY

Island Harvest is Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization, serving as a bridge between those who have surplus food and those who need it. Their volunteers and staff “rescue,” or collect, good surplus food from over 600 local restaurants, caterers, farms, and other food-related businesses and then distribute the food to a network of nearly 500 soup kitchens, food pantries, and other places where those in need can access it. They also conduct educational programs to increase hunger awareness and inform the public how they can get involved in our mission to end hunger and reduce food waste on Long Island.

Island HarvestClick Here for a list of food pantries that work with Island Harvest. 
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Click Here for a list of soup kitchens that work with Island Harvest. 
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For more information visit www.islandharvest.org


Nassau and Suffolk Counties, NY

Long Island Cares was founded by singer/songwriter Harry Chapin in 1980 to provide emergency food where and when it is needed, sponsors programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency, and educates the general public about the causes and consequences of hunger on Long Island.

The Long Island Cares Harry Chapin Food Bank delivers food to over 560 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, group homes, day treatment facilities, senior nutrition sites and day care centers in Nassau and Suffolk counties.  These agencies, in turn, distribute the food to their clients and/or provide meals from the food received. Long Island Cares also works partnership with the Animal Relief Fund Inc. (ARF), to make pet food supplied by ARF and pet food corporations available to pet-owning families in need in Nassau and Suffolk Counties so pet owners do not need to abandon their pets due to financial hardship.

Click Here for a list of food pantries that work with Long Island Cares. 
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Long Island Cares Inc. (head quarters & food pantry)Long Island Cares Harry Chapin Food Bank
10 Davids Drive (Harry Chapin Way)
Hauppauge, NY 11788-2039
Phone (631) 582-FOOD

Nassau Service Center
9 W. Sunrise Hwy. (corner Church St.)
Freeport, NY 11520-3611
Phone (516) 442-5221

More information is available at www.licares.org.


Holbrook, NY 11741

The Holbrook Hope Ministry Food PantryThe Holbrook Hope Ministry Food Pantry is typically open the first Saturday of every month. Holidays may mean changes to this schedule so contact the Ministry before planning to go there if there is a holiday near or on the weekend.

The Holbrook Hope Ministry Food Pantry offers free non-perishable food to anyone in the area experiencing a hardship. If you or ayone you know has lost a job, had hours reduced, is ill, is perhaps a single mom or a senior – please stop by the church and let neighbors help neighbors.

The pantry is located at The Christian Church at Holbrook, 1123 Broadway Ave, Holbrook NY. Please call Pastor Pete will any questions: 631 567-4777 or www.holbrookchurch.org.


 

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  2. carol peters says:

    thanks for this information, thanks for caring

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