I just received this email from the food drive coordinator for Long Island Cares. Being a native LI girl, this means a lot to me. If you are a gluten-free food distributor, here is how to donate to Long Island Cares organization.
Thank you for your willingness to assist during this difficult time. We are working very closely with our food pantries, soup kitchens and emergency shelters to give food and water to those in need right now. The gluten-free products will be made available to those in need based on requested need; meaning, we will keep it separate from our other products and give it out as we identify people with special need gluten free diets.
Do you know how much food is looking to be donated? I ask because if it is more than 3 pallets of food we can advertise having the product available without the fear of running out. If it is less, we will not advertise openly, but ask our shelters directly if someone is in need.
Attached is our food drive registration form. (See above for forms) At this time, we are unable to ship food drive boxes and posters, but they have available for pickup at our Freeport and Hauppauge locations. 10 Davids Dr. Hauppauge NY 11788 or 84 Pine Street Freeport NY 11520. Food can be delivered to either location as well.
This weekend Freeport will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9am to noon. Normal hours are M-F from 9am to 3:30pm Hauppauge is open M-F from 8am to 4pm.
Please let me know your questions so we can better coordinate the donation.
Food Drive Coordinator
Long Island Cares, Inc.
The Harry Chapin Food Bank