Nutrition and Food Safety Resources

Long Island Cares – The Harry Chapin Food Bank offers cooking, food safety and nutrition training workshops to our network of more than 590 emergency food provider member agencies. Through our classes, member agency food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and child care providers can learn and earn certificates in nutrition and food safety. As of July 1st 2015 all Long Island Cares member EFP’s are required by the New York State Department of Health in accordance with Long Island Cares Agency Agreement to attend Food Safety Sanitation & Nutrition Education Training Workshops during the contract year. Workshops are offered at our Hauppauge, Huntington Station & Freeport Long Island Cares Service Centers.



 Thursday, April 26, 2018  11:00am -12:30pm  Guest Chef Fighting Hunger Day!
Come Join us and our guest chef “Alan Gotay Cuban/Mediterranean chef from Babalu Restaurant Huntington, NY. Learn how to turn ordinary everyday food pantry foods into…”extra-ordinary” meals with a little Cuban flair, nutrition knowledge, basic cooking skills, creativity and a few fresh and dry ingredients. Recipes, tastings and giveaways. Registration is required please arrive on time.  10 Davids Drive (Kitchen Studio) Hauppauge, NY 11788

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Tuesday, April 24th 2:00-4:00 pm – Hauppauge- 10 Davids Drive  Or  10a-12p in Freeport- 84 Pine Street
Thursday, May 24th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Huntington Station Service Center  220 Broadway

Food Safety and Nutrition Education Combo 3hr Workshop “Earn two certificates in one day”
Tuesday, June 5th 10:00 am-1:00pm Or  Friday, July 27th 10:00am -1:00pm – 10 Davids Drive Hauppauge, NY 11788
To register for any of the above workshops, click here.

Do you know someone who is a chef ?
We are looking for guest Chef’s who would like to conduct a healthy cooking demonstration in an effort to help fight hunger on Long Island.  click here.

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COOKSTOCK  Nutrition Education and Basic Cooking Skills certificate workshops for all soup kitchen, shelter, food pantry staff and volunteers. Whether you are cooking and serving the community or packing a pantry bag for a family of 4, utilizing food from our food bank, this program will give you all the nutrition and cooking essentials  you need to feed your clients healthy balanced meals and encourage healthy pantry bag food choice selections for them to prepare at home. Cooking Demonstrations – featuring farm to table fresh produce, heart healthy, diabetic and gluten-free recipes using foods from our food bank inventory conducted in the Kitchen Studio at our  Hauppauge location.  All recipes are easy to prepare and fun. We incorporate shelf stable and fresh foods that are offered whenever possible based on availability through the New York State Department of Health HPNAP, USDA TEFAP and donated food menus to help clients create healthy meals.  We provide recipe handouts as a resource in your food pantries, shelters and soup kitchens for you and your clients to use and enjoy. Our Nutrition Resource Manager, Registered Dietitian and nutrition staff are available as a professional resource to all of our member agencies for questions regarding workshops, cooking demonstrations, nutrition and a healthy diet.  

Click here to see our “Cookstock” class in action on News 12 Long Island!


Eating Healthy On A Budget
American Heart Association Nutrition Center – Healthy Foods to Eat for Under $1.00