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Long Island Cares

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.

Assemblyman Palumbo and Long Island Cares to hold food drive in Wading River Aug. 3

by Jul 31, 2019
Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo will be teaming up with Long Island Cares to host a food drive Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at King Kullen in Wading River.

Long Island Cares mobile food pantry will distribute free groceries in Riverhead, Jan. 3

by Dec 22, 2018
Long Island Cares will bring its mobile food pantry to the Riverhead Free Library to distribute free three-day supplies of food to local families in need.