Grab & Go Meals

  • The District will continue to provide meals for children during this school closure.

    Beginning Wednesday March 18, breakfast and lunch will be available for quick pick up at each High School, at the outdoor distribution centers, between the hours of 8am and Noon, Monday thru Friday. Please know that the buildings are closed, so the Grab & Go sites will be located outside of the buildings.

    Comidas Para Llevar (Grab and Go)

    El Distrito Escolar continuará proporcionando comidas a los niños durante el cierre de las escuelas.

    A partir del Miercoles 18 de Marzo, el desayuno y el almuerzo estaran disponibles para una recogida rápida en cada Escuela Secundaria (High School), en centros de distribucion al aire libre, entre las 8 am y el mediodía, de Lunes a Viernes. Tenga en cuenta que los edificios están cerrados, por lo que los sitios Grab and Go estarán ubicados fuera de los edificios.

    Emergency Closure Community Meal Pickup Locations



    Hauppauge, NY – March 12, 2020:  Long Island Cares, Inc. - The Harry Chapin Regional Food Bank has implemented a number of safety measures to assist the community during coronavirus COVID 19.  Long Island Cares plans to reach out to school Superintendent’s that have closed their schools to dispatch their two children’s mobile breakfast food trucks to assist in providing a nutritious grab-n-go breakfast for children who otherwise would receive food from the free school breakfast program.  Additionally, they plan to reach out to senior centers and local municipalities to identify seniors in need of food assistance and will coordinate home delivery to seniors requesting assistance. They also plan to purchase prepackaged, ready to eat and microwavable meals to provide to people in quarantine who have limited cooking ability.  If you or someone you know is in need of help or quarantined, please call Long Island Cares at (631) 582-FOOD. 

    “With the World Health Organization confirming that COVID-19 is an international pandemic, we are seeing an increase in both the number of Long Islanders expressing concerns and fears regarding the impact of the virus, especially from our seniors and families who rely upon the free school breakfast and lunch program,” said Paule Pachter, CEO of Long Island Cares, Inc.  “We have taken the prescribed steps to protect our staff, food assets and our seven locations that provide emergency food for Long Islander’s in need.  As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 increase on Long Island, some people affected are going to have limited access to food, personal care products, household supplies, and even pet food if they have a dog or cat.  Long Island Cares has the ability to assist people impacted by COVID-19 by delivering food to their homes, and we are very concerned about children who benefit from the school food assistance programs having access to nutritious food while schools are closing.”

    Additional measures include cancelling all volunteer groups of six or more people for the next three weeks, effective Monday, March 16.  Pantries at their Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station and Hampton Bays locations will suspend client choice protocols to limit physical contact with products.  Staff will handle all products and share label information with visitors.  In some instances, pantries will prepack food boxes to distribute directly to people in need.  Food drives will continue with our local, corporate and civic partnerships with an emphasis on donating personal care products, such as tissues, sanitizer, antibacterial soap, toilet tissue, latex gloves etc.

    About Long Island Cares, Inc. - Founded by the late Harry Chapin, Long Island Cares 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. 

    Claire Fratello
    Assistant to the CEO for Administration and Media Relations
    Long Island Cares, Inc.
    10 Davids Drive
    Hauppauge, NY 11788
    P: (631) 582-3663 ext. 102
    F: (631) 273-2184