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About Us

Founded by the late Harry Chapin, Long Island Cares, Inc. brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry and food insecure on Long Island and, to the best of our ability, provides for the humanitarian needs of our community. Our goals are to improve food security for families, sponsor programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency, and educate the general public about the causes and consequences of hunger on Long Island. Our vision is “A Hunger Free Long Island”.



We provide nutritional food and support services for a network of more than 374 community-based member agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, child care programs, disability organizations, veterans’ services programs and more.

Our Locations: 

Long Island Cares, Inc. – The Harry Chapin Food Bank Essential Market
386 N. Wantagh Ave.
Bethpage, NY
516.753.9880

Hunger Assistance & Humanitarian Center of the Hamptons
286 West Montauk Highway
Hampton Bays, NY
631.613.3344

Long Island Cares- The Harry Chapin Regional Food Bank
Open Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
10 Davids Drive (Harry Chapin Way)
Hauppauge, NY
631.582.Food (3663)

Long Island Cares, Inc. – Harry Chapin Food Bank & Humanitarian Center
Harry Chapin Humanitarian Center
220 Broadway
Huntington Station, NY
631.824.6384

Nassau Center for Collaborative Assistance
21 East Sunrise Highway
Freeport, NY
516.442.5221

South Shore Service Center
163-1 North Wellwood Avenue
Lindenhurst, NY
631.991.8106

Baxter’s Pet Pantry & Retail Food Rescue Center
161 North Wellwood Avenue
Lindenhurst, NY
631.991.8106

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