Food Drives are a big part of what we do. They are the source for much of the more than six million pounds of food we distribute each year. The best part? Food Drives are simple, fun, and a rewarding experience. We offer many free tools to help make yours successful. Complete the quick registration form linked below for access to our official food drive boxes, large color posters, and pickup service. Our Food Drive Coordinator will contact you within 48 hours.
Although we do not have a minimum poundage requirement for picking up donations we highly encourage donors to deliver to us when possible. Please Print food drive donation drop-off form and hand it in with your donations at one of our three locations.
Do you want to donate but just don’t have time to host your own food drive? We have a food drive drop-off sites in your neighborhood! Find a Food Drive Drop Off Site In Your Neighborhood
Answers to all of your Frequently Asked Questions:
Does Long Island Cares supply boxes and posters for food drives?
YES! – Our boxes hold approximately 100 pounds of donations. Here’s a picture.
Long Island Cares accepts more than just food. Should donations be sorted?
No but they can be.
To make hosting a drive easy, donations are NOT required to be pre-sorted, although additional boxes can be supplied if you wish to sort as part of an incentive challenge or food drive goal. Please download our list of most needed items to find out what donations are accepted.
Is there a minimum pound requirement for donation pickup?
No! But we appreciate all efforts you put forth to deliver the items to us.
We do not require a minimum pound requirement for pickups from those businesses, schools, supermarkets and community events that are unable to deliver the items to us. In addition, donations can be dropped off at any of Long Island Cares’ three convenient locations in Hauppauge, Freeport and Lindenhurst. Please see homepage for hours and addresses.
Have another food drive idea? Long Island Cares would like to hear about it. To share your idea, or for more information on how to start a food drive, please contact email@example.com.