Agency News

Long Island Cares – The Harry Chapin Food Bank works in partnership with our member agencies.  On this page we post important information for programs to sustain and grow, working together to enable successful programs.  If you have information to share, please contact Kristine (klehn@licares.org).

Thanksgiving Turkey Wish List – Turkey Wish List-2020

Covid 19 Agency Operating Status and Distribution Update Form

Please use the link below to update your agency’s Covid19 days and hours of operation for the clients you serve. We need to keep our referral list as accurate as possible! These updates will done every two weeks to help us serve you better and help others seeking food, if they should contact us, we know when and where to refer. Thank you for all you do!

Online Food Safety & Sanitation Training 2020-2021

Due to Covid 19 and Shelter in Place protocols, all in-person workshops and demonstrations have been cancelled until further notice.
Online Food Safety and Sanitation Training for Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens is available using the link below

Third Quarter – 2020 ShopRite Wakefern Grant funding is now in your account!

Please be careful – do not order from Wakefern Menu if you are not eligible.

2020 Agency Conference has been cancelled due COVID-19.

Agency Orientation – Required for all potential agency partners.  Recommended for new staff at existing agencies.  Find out how Long Island Cares operates – including ordering procedures; delivery schedules; outreach program information; Gus’ Grocery.  Includes an overview of HPNAP grants; TEFAP opportunities; JSY; Food Safety and Sanitation; Nutrition Education workshops; and a tour of the warehouse.  Meet the staff you will be working with!  Please RSVP so materials can be ready:  631-582-3663 x 116 (Beth) or

Long Island Cares-Agency Orientation-2020

If you use the Agency Orientation Slide Show, please email Sonia Perez at sperez@licares.org to let her know.

Agency Orientations Workshops Cancelled until Further Notice

Monthly Statistic Reports are required for all member agencies.  Back by popular demand, our On-Line Statistics Report is currently available!  You can easily access the report on our Daily Menus & Reporting page or follow this link:  www.licares.org/agency-support/daily-menus/reporting/   All monthly reports are due by the 5th day of the following month.

What’s Happening?  – Keep up with all the workshops, nutrition info; delivery schedules; HPNAP and TEFAP tidbits and more

OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2020 Newsletter


Volunteer Assistance – LI Cares has a very large database of individuals looking for special projects or placement at pantries and meal programs. Do you have a special event coming up that will require additional volunteers?  Or are you looking for more volunteers to help with your existing program?  If so, please use our volunteer request form:  Volunteer Request Form    Remember – all responses will be sent to you.  LI Cares will not be screening any responses.  Email the completed form to Nancy:  nguarino@licares.org  

Reminder to all TEFAP Agencies – USDA requires that all programs that accept and use or distribute TEFAP commodities must attend Civil Rights training annually.   For more information, please contact Michele @ 631-582-3663 ext. 134 or mjackson@licares.org

Scheduled Civil Rights Trainings:
LI Cares Center for Collaborative Change  – Freeport 
(21 East Sunrise Highway) – NEW LOCATION!
Harry Chapin Humanitarian Center – Huntington St (220 Broadway) – Please use the zip code 11746!
Long Island Cares, Inc. – Hauppauge (10 Davids Drive)
To register for Civil Rights Workshop: https://www.cognitoforms.com/LongIslandCares1/CivilRightsWorkshopRegistration2020

SPECIAL TEFAP NOTICE:  New TEFAP REQUIREMENT for all faith based organizations distributing TEFAP foods to clients.  Please read this immediately and post the flyer requested.

In accordance with Federal law and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis or race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.  (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Program information may be made available in languages other than English.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print; audiotape, American Sign Language) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which can be obtained online, at:  http://www.ocio.usda.gov/document/ad-3027 from any USDA office, by calling (866)632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA.  The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory  action in sufficient detail to inform the Asisstant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation.  The completed AD-3027 form or letter must by submitted to USDA by:

Mail:US Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-9410

Fax:  (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442

Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Important Documents for Agencies
Provider Bill Of Rights
Client Bill Of Rights
Dry Food Storage Temperature Log
Cold Perishable Food Storage Temperature Log
Self Attestation Template-2020












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