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Tips to host a Successful Food Drive

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Most Requested Items

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Most Needed Items – General

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Most Needed Pet Donations

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Food Drive Checklist for a Successful Drive

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Download a food drive poster

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Answers to all your questions

Did You Know? Food Drives are a great way for students to complete their community service hours!

Only officially registered Drives can receive credit for community service hours. For more information, please contact our Food Drive Manager at [email protected].

Please note, Long Island Cares is a “No Turndown” Food Bank. However, we are unable to accept and distribute the following:

  • Unsafe, spoiled, and/or damaged items
  • Foods and beverages without a label and ingredient list (nutrition label)
  • Ice cream
  • Alcohol, or any items that promote/contain alcohol
  • Energy drinks containing cardiac stimulants (ex: Guarana)
  • Medical, oral, liquid and/or tube feeding supplements
  • Diet products that contain appetite suppressants
  • All liquid, ready-to-use and, and powdered infant and baby formula past the expiration, best by, sell by, use by, and code date
  • Clothing or Coats

To learn about our foods to encourage initiative, we invite you to visit our Nutrition and Food Safety Resources.