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Monday's Top 10: Local Food Pantries Reaching out to Sandy Victims

There are local Food Pantries who both accept donations as well as feed those in need.

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Today marks 2 weeks since we were hit by Superstorm Sandy.  The devastation to our Island is unimaginable - it will take a long time for normal to return to so many.  Governor Andrew Cuomo said it best, "New Yorkers really are at their best when things are at their worst."  His voice was very comforting to hear on the radio, as so many were without the creature comforts of television.
There are so many Long Islanders who have lost everything -  it is heartbreaking for everyone.  Because damage is widespread, many Long Islanders who normally would not rely on food banks may need assistance and relief groups want to reach them.  Fortunately, there are local Food Pantries who both accept donations as well as feed those in need.  

This is the list of some of the most needed food and speciality items requested by Food Pantries:
  • cereal
  • juice
  • shelf-stable milk
  • peanut butter
  • jelly
  • rice
  • macaroni & cheese
  • pasta
  • condiments
  • canned fish
  • canned meats
  • canned fruits
  • canned vegetables
  • canned soups
  • cookies & crackers
  • granola and nuts

Here are some of the places that you or your neighbors can go for help, or to make a donation


Let us know about your Sandy Experience on the Long Forum.
Do you work with a local organization collecting food for Sandy Victims?
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