Long Island Cares, Inc

Agency Support

Long Island Cares delivers food to more than 580 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, group homes, day treatment facilities, senior nutrition sites and day care centers in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, NY.

These agencies, in turn, distribute the food to their clients and/or serve meals from the food received.

To assist our member agencies, the Agency Relations staff:

  • Helps member agencies place orders for food, including pickups and deliveries;
  • Offers technical workshops on such topics as grant writing; nutrition, food safety; and networking opportunities;
  • Reviews each program for eligibility for New York State Department of Health HPNAP program and USDA TEFAP program;
  • Conducts site visits to offer guidance while ensuring compliance with all government contracts and food handling safety regulations;
  • Offers referral information and guidance for other community resources.

By offering assistance, information and open communication, Long Island Cares performs a vital role in the growth and efficiency of our member agencies. Interested in joining our network of member agencies? Find out how.

Agency Support

Join the Network

Membership to Long Island Cares is open to community-based programs providing meals or food packages such as food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers, shelters,...

Agency Support

Daily Menus and Reporting

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Agency Support

Delivery Schedule

Long Island Cares, Inc. will deliver your order to your approved location, based on our Monthly Delivery Schedule. Please remember that we need to...

Agency Support

Agency News

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Agency Support

Nutrition and Food Safety Resources

Long Island Cares – The Harry Chapin Food Bank offers cooking, food safety and nutrition training workshops to our network of more than 590 emergency food provider member agencies....

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