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Soup Kitchens on Long Island

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Doing some spring cleaning? This season, consider donating your gently worn clothing, household items and cans of non-perishable food from your cupboards to a charity or soup kitchen on Long Island. The national statistics for families who are just at or below the poverty line and are struggling just to feed their families has been steadily increasing since the economic downturn in 2009. Long Island has not been exempt from this struggle. According to a 2011 study by Island Harvest and Long Island Cares, they have helped 283,000 individuals in a single year and have seen an increase of 47.5% in weekly clients since 2005.

Thankfully, Long Island has some very devoted charities and soup kitchens who have helped out in providing donated food and clothing for those in need. Help out your neighbors and local communities by donating food to a local charity or soup kitchen in your area today, or offering to volunteer your time and lend a hand. Items currently in high demand include low sodium, low fat, and dietetic foods and sauces, baby formulas, baby food, prenatal vitamins, and diapers. Please consider donating your gently worn clothing and household items as well.

Local Resources and Contact Information:

Charity Contact Information
Island Harvest 

199 Second Street
 Mineola, NY 11501 
(516) 294-8528

Long Island Cares 10 Davids Drive
Hauppauge, NY 11788
(631) 582-FOOD
Christ’s First Presbyterian Church Hempstead 353 Fulton Avenue
Hempstead, NY 11550
Our Holy Redeemer Parish Outreach

37 South Ocean Avenue
Freeport, NY 11520

St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church of Bay Shore 9 North Clinton Avenue
Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-665-4911 x 124 
631-665-4911 x 133

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