Brighten up the holidays for someone in need!


For All!

October 1st – November 17th

Since 2018 donors have provided over 14,000 families with a Thanksgiving dinner.  Last year more than 100,000 pounds of food were provided to families in need.

This year we are looking to feed 5,000 families and we need your help!

Add these items to your shopping list to provide one family with a full Thanksgiving Meal.  Place items into a bag and drop off at any Long Island Cares location.

Perfect for families, groups, and students!
Students can earn 1 hour of community service for each family they “adopt.”

Thanksgiving Shopping List

  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Gravy (no glass, can and packets are preferred)
  • 4 cans of vegetables (corn, carrots, mixed veggies, etc.)
  • 4 cans of fruit (applesauce, mixed fruits, etc.)
  • 1 dessert (corn muffin mix, cake and frosting, cookie mix, etc.)
  • 1 can yams
  • Stuffing
  • Mashed potato mix
  • 1 can of pumpkin and pie crust mix

*we are unable to accept alcohol, fresh pies, perishable food, or homemade items.

Got more questions contact Billy at [email protected].

Packing and Drop Off Info:

Accepting donations until November 18th!

Donations should be bagged per individual family, and delivered to one of our satellite locations.  Prior drop off, please contact your preferred location. 

Main drop off location:

Long Island Cares, Inc. – The Center for Community Engagement
75 Davids Drive
Hauppauge, NY 11788

** Please note 75 Davids Drive will be open until 7pm on Weds., 11/17 and Thurs., 11/18 for drop offs. **

Additional Long Island Cares Drop-off Locations:

Bethpage: 516.753.9880
Freeport: 516.442.5221
Lindenhurst: 631.991.8106
Huntington Station: 631.824.6384
Hampton Bays: 631.613.3344

Have a 100 meals or more?

Please email us to set up an appointment.

Need a pickup?

If you have 50 or more meals email Billy Gonyou to schedule a pick up.

Thank you for being part of our family and helping to bring meals to those that need it most.

Looking for a different way to help?

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


Thanksgiving Meal Distribution Locations