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).

Important Information about SNAP Benefits – Please post and share with clients!  Status Of SNAP Benefits – January 2019

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants & Children (WIC) will be closed throughout Long Island from January 14 – January 21 as they convert to a new eWIC system.  During this time period, WIC sites will be closed and clients will not be able to receive checks.  For more information:  WIC Closings – Annuncement

For a listing of sites that are specially equipped to assist WIC participants:  WIC Closings – Nassau County; WIC Closings – Suffolk County

Client Choice Grant – Are you considering becoming a Client Choice Agency?  What are the pros and cons?  Do you need equipment to make this change?  Attend our Client Choice Workshop for more information. Client Choice Grant 2019

Seed Grant – Do you have a great idea but need special funding to make it happen?  Are you looking to provide a new or enhanced service to your Emergency Food Relief Organization?  NYS DOH HPNAP is providing special grant opportunities: Seed Grant Flyer-2019

4th Quarter Wakefern Grants are now in!  Remember – ShopRite Wakefern Grants are to be used entirely during the year.  Please plan accordingly.

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
JANUARY 2019 Newsletter

FEBRUARY 2019 Newsletter

Nutrition & Food Safety & Sanitation Workshops –https://www.cognitoforms.com/LongIslandCaresFoodBank/foodsafetynutritionguestchefsfightinghungerworkshopregistrationform


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!

Long Island Cares, Inc. – Hauppauge (10 Davids Drive)

To register for Civil Rights Workshop:  https://www.cognitoforms.com/LongIslandCares1/CivilRightsTrainingRegistration20182019

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