Long Island Cares, Inc. - The Harry Chapin Food Bank

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Our mission is to bring together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry and food insecure on Long Island and, to the best of our ability, provide for the humanitarian needs of our community. Our goals are to improve food security for families, sponsor programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency, and educate the public about the root causes and consequences of hunger on Long Island.

Meet Sal, a vet who makes use of Long Island Cares in Hampton Bays.

“I’m retired and my rent is very high. I don't have a big income, so I have to watch every penny,” he said.

As a retired veteran, Sal is able to visit our Hampton Bays food pantry each week for Military Appreciation Tuesdays, shopping through the aisles like any other grocery store, chatting with our friendly staff, and always putting a smile on everyone’s faces.

To give back for the help he’s received, Sal likes to volunteer at his church and takes care of homeless residents in Riverhead, providing them with food, clothing, and other essentials.

Sal’s mission in life is to spread hope and kindness wherever he goes, and we couldn’t be happier to have him as a part of our family.

We are currently serving over 234,000 Long Islanders that are experiencing food insecurity - 65,000 of which are children.
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2022 Budget
92%Program Spend
4%Management Spend
4%Fundraising Spend
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