Calendar Of Events
November 2018

Winter is Coming
How Can You Help? 

Host a Food Drive! The process is simple:
Find a location to host your drive, tell somebody, and have fun with your drive!
You can also run a virtual food drive! Our friends at have made it 
very easy to help fill our Food Bank! This service is free to use, and allows for you to 
share your drive with even more people, giving your drive an extra boost! 
E-mail for more information!

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Thanksgiving Is Around The Corner

You can help us lighten the burden of the holiday by providing families with 
turkeys, chickens, hams, and Thanksgiving fixings.
Please take a look at the items we need most and drop them off at: 
10 Davids Drive Hauppauge, NY 11788

Paint Party Fundraiser

Contribute To The Oompa/LI Cares Winter Clothing Drive

Hitting For Hunger

Long Island Sports Zone is once again partnering with Long Island Cares to host Hitting for Hunger. Hitting for Hunger is a baseball clinic and food drive to collect and give food to the people of Long Island that need it right before the holiday season. At least 8 cans of food are needed to register for Saturday, November 17th, 2018, from 9:00am-3:00p. 

For more information, please visit: 
Bards Against Hunger

The time is coming closer for The Bards Against Hunger Annual Food Raising Poetry Event! On Sunday, November 11th from 2:30pm -5:30pm, come enjoy a fine afternoon of poetry (and read some of your own!) and bring a can or two of food at the Conklin Barn in Huntington (2 High Street in Huntington). This is an annual event hosted by The Bards Initiative, a Long Island poetry organization, to collect food for LI Cares.
Thankful Thursdays


The results are in, but there's still more time to view the amazing CANstruction sculptures  while they are on display at the RXR Plaza in Uniondale. The Island's most creative food drive brings together engineers, designers, students, and professionals to compete in a creative food drive. 

Each team constructed a structure from donated canned goods and then raced the clock to finish it in time. At the end, we had 10 amazing structures that defined generosity and creativity. The show is open to the public until November 26. Stop by with some donations of your own and bring the whole family. 

Will Sing For Food

Once again, Long Island Cares, Inc., The Harry Chapin Food Bank in cooperation with supermarket chains on Long Island, is proud to participate in its  26th Annual Check-Out Hunger® campaign that will run from October-January. Our retail partners run the campaign at varying times over the four-month period, and shoppers can donate whenever they see the Check-Out Hunger® displays.

On Long Island, the current participating retailers are:

King Kullen (October 1 -- December 31)
Wild By Nature (October 1 -- December 31)
ShopRite (October 21 --January 1)
IGA Fort Salonga Market, Larkfield, Greenport, & Southold (November 1 -- December 31)
Kings (October 1 -- January 1)
QuickChek (November 3 -- December 15)
PSK Foodtown of Hewlett and Ferreira Foodtown of New Hyde Park (October 6 -- January 4)

If you'd like to make a donation during this campaign, simply tear off a $1, $3, or $5 coupon and hand it to the cashier to add a donation onto your bill. 100% of the donations collected in Nassau and Suffolk counties will be donated to Long Island Cares to assist the 270,000 Long Islanders who struggle with food insecurity every day.
Thank you for your support!

Check out some of the following 

locations collecting donations this month:

Buy Your Tickets For A Discounted Shopping Day 
To Benefit Long Island Cares
Lord & Taylor  is hosting a discounted shopping day on November 10 that helps fight hunger on Long Island. A $5 gift to Long Island Cares gets you  25% off almost everything in store plus 15% off almost all beauty. Email Csteinhauer@licares. org to receive your coupon!
Save The Date: 'The NASH Holiday Bash' at NYCB Theater 

VCMG Live has donated 80 tickets to the "NASH FM Holiday Bash" featuring Chris Young, Dan & Shay and Morgan Evans  at NYCB Live the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Friday, December 7.  We have tickets on the floor (up close), 
first sections on the side, and in Section 212.
100% of the proceeds from the sale of these tickets benefit 
Long Island Cares, The Harry Chapin Food Bank.

To reserve your tickets, please contact Claire Fratello at
Looking to Donate To Long Island Cares?
Here are a few locations that collect year round!
A-1 Roofing: 51 Nesconset Highway, Port Jefferson Station 
American Pool: 107 Bridge Road, Islandia
Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci: 630 New York Avenue, Suite D, Huntington
Clovis Point Vineyard and Winery: 1935 Main Road, Jamesport
Fleet Appliance: 501 W Main Street, Patchogue   
Huntington Arts Council: 213 Main Street, Huntington     
LI Drum Center: 1460 Old Country Rd, Plainview    
Party Hardy: 145 Smithtown Blvd., Nesconset       
Party Hardy: 159-8 New York 25A, Miller Place
Pet Supplies Plus: 126 E. Main Street, Smithtown
Port Jeff Salt Cave: 320 Main Street, Port Jefferson    
Suffolk County Girl Scouts: 442 Moreland Rd., Commack    
Suffolk County Girl Scouts: 1500 Lakeview Ave, Bayport
Suffolk County Girl Scouts: 854 East Main St., Riverhead     
South Shore Medical Care: 4681 Veterans Memorial Highway, Holbrook
Shopping at any of these Old Navy or Marshalls stores? Don't forget your bag of non-perishables for donation!
Old Navy - Bay Shore, Bohemia, Hicksville, Huntington, Lake Grove, Levittown, West Babylon
Marshalls - Commack, East Islip, Huntington, Jericho, Melville, Miller Place, North Massapequa, Patchogue, Shirley, Stony Brook, West Babylon
The following libraries are all drop off locations! 
Bring non-perishables and support your neighbors in need

Commack Branch of the Smithtown Library
Commack Library
Comsewogue Library
Copiague Library
Deer Park Library
East Islip Library
Floral Park Library
Freeport Library
Hauppauge Library
Huntington Library 
Islip Library
Kings Park Library
Locust Valley Library
Merrick Library
Oceanside Library
Sachem Public Library
Seaford Public Library
Smithtown Library
Wantagh Library
All LI Cares sites accept donations during these hours:
Warehouse - 10 Davids Drive Hauppauge
M-F 8:30AM to 4:15PM
220 Broadway Huntington Station
MWF 8:30AM - 3:30PM / T&TH 9:30AM-4:30PM
21 East Sunrise Highway Freeport
MWF 8:30AM - 3:30PM / TU 8:30AM - 5:30PM / TH 10:30am-5:30pm
163 N. Wellwood Ave. Lindenhurst 
MWF 8:30AM - 3:30PM / TU 8:30AM - 5:30PM /TH 9:30-4:30
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