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Your tax-deductible donation to LI Cares – The Harry Chapin Food Bank will help those in need throughout the Long Island area.

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Donate to Long Island Cares and help feed your neighbors in need. Contribute what you can, all donations are welcome

Who We Are

Long Island Cares is Long Island’s first food bank.

Founded in 1980 by singer-songwriter and activist, Harry Chapin, our organization is dedicated to serving Long Island’s hungry and food insecure populations.

Long Island Cares is one of almost 200 food banks across America that provides food to people impacted by hunger and food insecurity. When founded, Long Island Cares served a mere handful of agencies in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, but today, it distributes more than ten million pounds of food and supplies annually to nearly 400 member agencies in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and operates 5 satellite offices, plus our main office and warehouse in Hauppauge.


Long Islanders Assisted from our pantries

Some Facts & Stats 2021

11.4 Million

Meals Distributed



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Every dollar you give goes to helping a Long Islander in need. Please donate what you can and thank you for your help!

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We are always looking for motivated and generous people to lend us some of their time and skills to help those in need. Fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch!

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Food Locator

Long Island Cares partners with a number of food pantries and soup kitchens across Suffolk andNassau Counties to help those in need. Use our tool below to locate the nearest food pantry or soup kitchen to you.


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