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Food pantries

Tell Albany: This is no time to cut funding to prevent hunger in our communities

by Feb 19, 2023
Food banks and pantries document the rising needs of low-income households in reports they must file to obtain state funding. Gov. Kathy Hochul’s $227 billion executive budget demonstrates that the administration either isn’t paying attention or doesn’t care. RiverheadLOCAL editorial

Food banks alarmed by governor’s proposal to cut funding, as hunger and food insecurity remain higher than pre-pandemic levels

by Feb 15, 2023
As inflation drives food costs up, and temporary SNAP benefits put in place during COVID end, more families are turning to local food pantries for help, but the governor's budget would slash a key assistance program by almost 40%.

Longtime Open Arms food pantry volunteer earns top recognition from Long Island Cares

by Oct 14, 2022
Nancy Trofemuk of Calverton, a longtime volunteer at the Open Arms Care Center, which runs a food pantry out of First Baptist Church of Riverhead, was honored by Long Island Cares with its Nancy Bern Volunteer of the Year Award.

‘Power to Feed Long Island’ summer food drive comes to Riverhead Stop & Shop Friday

by Aug 3, 2022
PSEG Long Island and Stop & Shop are teaming up again this summer to collect food for Island Harvest Food Bank and will be collecting food donations at the Riverhead Stop & Shop on Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

With annual ‘Stuff-A-Bus’ food drive upended by COVID-19 Wading River FD seeks donations at its headquarters this year

by Dec 21, 2020
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the fire department is unable to stand outside the Wading River King Kullen supermarket, where for more than 20 years volunteers have set up on weekends in December to collect nonperishable food for local food pantries.

Flanders church offers drive-through ‘super market’ Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m.

by May 14, 2020
Blaze Church in Flanders is conducting drive-through food distributions every Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. Blaze Church pastor...

Riverhead Town distributes 7,000 pounds of food and essentials to local food pantries

by Apr 30, 2020
Riverhead Town distributed some 7,000 pounds of food and essential items to local food pantries this afternoon.

Riverhead Town to distribute food to local pantries

by Apr 26, 2020
With a $10,000 grant from the Donald and Barbara Zucker Family Foundation, the town will distribute shelf-stable food items and essentials to local food pantries.

Rallying a community that cares: local business owners come together to feed hungry neighbors

by Apr 11, 2020
A trio of North Fork business owners, concerned about local families going hungry as the country reels from the economic devastation of the coronavirus pandemic, have launched a grassroots effort to feed their neighbors. Their first food distribution will take place this afternoon at Jamesport Farm Brewery.

Hundreds turn out for food distribution in Riverhead, exhausting supplies

by Apr 10, 2020
Hundreds of people turned out for the Island Harvest food distribution hosted by the Town of Riverhead at Stotzky Park this afternoon. Supplies of food ran out in just over an hour, forcing police to turn back vehicles still lined up on Pulaski Street, waiting to get into the park.