Hunger

 

Long Islandís First Food Bank, Long Island Cares, www.info@licares.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

    The 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:

       1.  Be 60 years of ago or older

        2.  Have an income of less than $1,265/mo (individual) or $1,705 for a couple

        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

 

SNAP Program

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 basis.

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 limits.

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.

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 information

Or use the services provided by Island Harvest described below:

 

 

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