Non-perishable food donations have declined while the need continues to grow – forcing Long Island Cares to rely more heavily on financial donations to restock shelves, deliver shelf-stable goods to families and keep the emergency food chain stable.
As we continue to face these challenges due to the impact of COVID-19, NBC 4 New York/WNBC, Telemundo 47/WNJU, and our supermarket partner Stop & Shop are teaming up to lend a helping hand.
Starting May 18 and continuing through May 24, Tri-State residents can locate and make a financial donation to Long Island Cares through a special Feeding our Families fundraising campaign.
Funds generated through the community appeal will help us restock shelves and supply non-perishable goods to pantries, agencies and other front-line, anti-hunger community organizations.
Every dollar Matters! $1 equals 1.12 meals.
Thank you for supporting Long Island Cares!
Long Island Cares COVID-19 Updates
*Update as of 4/25/2020*
Long Island Cares COVID-19 Emergency response statistics:
- 906,570 Total # of meals provided (44.0% increase over 2019)
- 7,233 Number of people seen at our satellite locations (64.6% increase over 2019)
- 2,212 Number of new visitors to satellites directly related to COVID-19 (30.6% increase over 2019)
- 24,316 Total pounds received from community and virtual food drives (41.2% decrease over 2019)