Food Drive

Adopt-a-Family 2023

Oct. 2 - Nov. 15

Give a Meal.
Give Hope.

Adopt-a-Family 2023!

Food is our basic need, but it is not always available in every household as it should be.

This heartfelt initiative aims to provide nourishing meals and hope to those facing hardships during the holiday season.

Together, let’s spread the joy and warmth of Thanksgiving to all families in our community. Your support and generosity will bring smiles to their faces and fill their hearts with gratitude – THANK YOU for being a part of this wonderful cause!

*See below to learn how students can earn one hour of community service.

Adopt-a-Family 2023 flyer

Click here to download.

Items needed for a full family thanksgiving meal:

  • 4 cans of Vegetables (Corn, Carrots, Mixed Vegetables, Green Beans, etc.)
  • 4 cans of Fruit (Applesauce, Mixed Fruits, Pineapple, etc.)
  • 1 box of Stuffing
  • 1 box of Mashed Potato Mix
  • 2 cans or packets of Gravy
  • 1 can of Cranberry Sauce

  • 1 can of Yams
  • 1 box of Corn Muffin Mix
  • 1 Dessert (Cake Mix and Frosting, Cookie Mix, etc.)
  • 1 Frozen Turkey (optional)

Click here to download the list and get helpful do’s and don’ts!

Main Drop-off location:

Long Island Cares, Inc. – Center for Community Engagement

75 Davids Drive | Hauppauge, NY 11788

Monday – Friday (8:30 am – 3:30 pm)

Please note we are closed on Monday, October 9, in observance of the holiday.

For important information and other drop-off locations, click here.

Not every Thanksgiving looks the same.

If your family needs help with other holiday foods reflective of your culture, we will do our best to meet your needs. Please email us and let us know which meal you are interested in receiving.

Kosher | Caribbean Islander | Central South American

Did You Know?


1 Student + 1 Full Adopt-a-Family Meal = 1 hour of Community Service*

*To obtain a service letter, the donated meals must include all the listed items to create a full Thanksgiving meal. Students cannot share hours for the same meal or divide their hours. If students donate multiple meals as a group, they will only receive one letter for the entire donation. Individual letters will only be provided if a student donates a meal independently. Incomplete meals will not qualify for a letter.

Looking for a different way to help?

Consider donating to help Long Island Cares purchase the items needed to provide a full Thanksgiving Meal to your neighbors in need.