First Food Bank, Long Island Cares, firstname.lastname@example.org is one of
the region's most comprehensive hunger action organizations. It
is a major source of food for our Outreach food
pantry. Island Harvest http://www.islandharvest.org
is the largest hunger relief
organization on Long Island and is also a major source of food for our
food pantry. See these web sites to learn more about the needs
on Long Island and important programs in this area.
Josette Sheeran, the head of the UN's
World Food Program, talks about why, in a world with enough food for
everyone, people still go hungry, still die of starvation, and still
use food as a weapon of war. Her vision: "Food is one issue that
cannot be solved person by person. We have to stand
together." Our generation is the first in history with
enough resources to eradicate hunger worldwide, and Josette
Sheeran has a plan. See her 19 minute talk at: http://www.ted.com/talks/josette_sheeran_ending_hunger_now.html
Outreach Food Pantry
Outreach Food Pantry is open Monday, Wednesday and and Friday from
10 AM to Noon and 12-3:00 PM. Low income families and individuals living
within the parish boundaries may obtain a variety of food once a month after
completing an application form. Call Outreach: 631-475-5402 or stop in to
see if you qualify.
FAN Food Truck
Once a month Catholic
Charities sends a food truck which provides a variety of non-perishable foods
for qualifying senior citizens. To qualify for this program you must:
60 years of ago or older
2. Have an income of less than $1,265/mo (individual) or $1,705 for a
3. Show a picture I.D. with date of birth (e.g. a drivers license)
4. Show proof of income, e.g. a Social Security statement and/or pay stub
For further information call: 631-491-4166
How can this program help me?
This program helps you and your family buy food needed for good health. You can
buy food from most grocery stores and other retailers that sell food. If you
meet the program guidelines, you will get a special debit card (called an EBT
Card). This debit card comes with a certain amount of money already on it to pay
for food. The amount of money you get on the card may depend on three things:
You can use the card at most grocery stores, certain senior centers, and some
meal delivery services such as Meals on Wheels. It works just like a regular
debit card. You buy your groceries using the card and the cost is taken out of
the total amount on the card. More money is put on your debit card on a monthly
- household income from all sources (earned and unearned) such as money you
get from a job, Social Security, SSI, or interest
- how many people live in your household
- where you live
Can I apply?
You can get help from this program if you have limited income.
In some cases, you may be able to take part in this program without having to do
anything. You will automatically get the program or have more generous rules if
you and/or members of your household already get cash benefits from other
programs such as:
Additionally, if you get non-cash benefits (including TANF-funded informational
pamphlet or counseling services), you may have higher income and/or resource
- Public or General Assistance
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Please note: In certain situations, there may be other program rules that
you may need to meet such as taking part in Employment & Training programs
and other work requirements.
What are the citizenship guidelines?
If you are a U.S. citizen and meet the other program guidelines, you may get
help from this program. If you live in the United States but are not a U.S.
citizen, you may still apply if you and/or members of your household meet at
least one of following guidelines
for legal immigrants:
Note: If you meet all of the program guidelines except for the
citizenship requirement, you may still get help from this program. However, you
may have to satisfy additional program rules before you can get the benefit.
- lived legally in the United States for at least 5 years or more
- get disability related assistance or benefits, no matter when you entered
the United States
- children under the age of 18, no matter when the child entered the United
How do I apply?
To apply for this program, you can print and fill out the application form and
mail it to your local office. You can also apply by using the online
application. Call your State Hotline at (800) 342-3009 (in-state only) or
(718) 557-1399 (NYC only) to see if you can apply by phone.
If you are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, the state has
created the New York State Nutrition Improvement Project (NYSNIP) to make it
easier for you to apply for SNAP. Please contact your local office for more
Or use the services provided by Island Harvest described below:
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