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Nonprofits call on county to establish food crisis hotline

Nonprofits working to assist homebound people in need of food are asking the County of Suffolk to establish a food crisis hotline dedicated to connecting people in need with a source of food.

Phillips Avenue School opens district’s first in-school food pantry, serves 71 people on first evening

The pantry is a joint effort of the school and the Island Harvest food bank, serving a student population where more than 80 percent of the children are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch under federal guidelines.