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).

Save the Date – Agency Conference Day – Friday, October 5 – Agency Conference Day 1 page rsvp

HPNAP FARMERS MARKET – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 -Don’t miss out.  You must be registered to attend- no walk-ins permitted! HPNAP Farmers Market fLYER-2018

HPNAP  Applications have not been mailed yet.  Please remember that the new HPNAP contract year is November 1 – October 31.  It is too early for the contracts right now.  We hope to be mailing the new 2018/2019 HPNAP Contracts in mid-August.  Thank you to all for paying attention to this important grant!

For all ShopRite Wakefern grant recipient agencies – 3rd quarter grant allocations are now in your Donated Line of Credit.  Please check the new items available on our Wakefern Menu!

September is National Preparedness Month.  Citizen Preparedness Corps gives residents the knowledge and tools to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions.  Join us for this important NYS Citizens Preparedness Workshop.  To register:  Citizens Preparedness Workshop 9-5-2018

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
June, July 2018 Newsletter

Nutrition & Food Safety & Sanitation Workshops – https://www.licares.org/agency-support/nutrition-resources-and-recipes/

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     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!
Monday, August 27 – 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Monday, September 24 – 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Long Island Cares, Inc. – Hauppauge (10 Davids Drive) – Additional parking is currently available next door @ 20 Adams – SapTalis
Thursday, September 20 – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

To register for Civil Rights Workshop:  https://www.cognitoforms.com/LongIslandCares1/CivilRightsTrainingRegistrationForm

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.)

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print; audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) 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.  Additionally, program information is available in languages other than English.

To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter 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:  (202) 690-7442; or Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Important Documents for Agencies
Provider Bill Of Rights
Client Bill Of Rights
Universal Entitlement Form TEFAP (English)
Universal Entitlement Form TEFAP (Spanish)
Dry Food Storage Temperature Log
Cold Perishable Food Storage Temperature Log