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Shelter, food, clothing... find resources to get what you need.

Living on the street, in your car, or otherwise unsheltered? Click here for resources.

Need a place to stay but have nowhere to go? Click the link above to learn more about getting into emergency shelter. 

Food resources

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP / food stamps)


Apply for SNAP online (


Assistance applying for SNAP (HWCLI)

Call: (516) 559-4453


SNAP document checklist

Elderly Simplified Application Project (ESAP)

NYS Combined Application Project

Food assistance for SSI recipients that live alone

Automatic enrollment

WIC (Women, Infant & Children Nutrition Program)


How to apply for WIC

WIC Participant Handbook

WIC Approved Foods List

Denied for WIC? Request a Fair Hearing

WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program

P-EBT Benefits Finder

P-EBT food benefits are available to households with children who would have received free school lunches under the National School Lunch Act, if not for a reduction in in-person learning due to the pandemic. These temporary food benefits are being provided to help cover the cost of meals children would have otherwise received at school during the 2020-21 academic year. P-EBT food benefits are not SNAP benefits. They can only be used to purchase the same food items that can be purchased with SNAP benefits. 

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Search for food pantries in your zip code.

Long Island Cares’ MORE programs provides information, referral assistance and emergency food to people in user-friendly locations such as libraries, parks and shopping centers.


Each week Branches Long Island packs and distributes their blessing boxes filled with Food, Diapers, Formula, Toiletries and much more. Emergency bags are available for those that walk in and are on need of EMERGENCY FOOD to grab. These bags will provide basic food items and instructions on how to submit a request for a blessing box. 

(631) 448-7832

This faith-based organization runs a food pantry and offers community relief and resources. Hot meals are available for pick up Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.

(855) 465-8324 

This organizations runs a food distribution events. Check the Facebook page (link above) for updates on event times and locations. 

(516) 855-7504

Come to Pax Christi in person 24/7 at 255 Oakland Ave in Port Jefferson next to the LIRR Station (S-60, S-61, & S62 stop at LIRR station) or call the Hospitality Center to get food at any time you need it. 


A Facebook group of Long Islanders providing food for others in need. Feeding Long Island specializes in coordinating extra care for the Undocumented who are Unhoused.

This street outreach team helps connect people experiencing homelessness and living with mental illness with long term supports and accessing housing. Free evening meals are available at the Patchogue Community Center

456 Waverly Ave

Patchogue, NY 


This outreach program serves families in need access items they need.

Contact via Facebook page (link above) or email

Anyone in need of help can come to a Community Solidarity Food Share and get most, if not all, of the groceries they need for the week. They also share clothing, books, toys, school supplies, and other necessities. Food shares are located in Hempstead, Huntington, Farmingville, and Wyandanch.

Jericho Cares' mission is to assist families in need.  They provide clothes, celebrate birthdays and holidays, and help with food insecurities and other basic supplies. 



Request delivery of a lasagna to your location once per month at a day and time that works for you.

Nourish LI accepts donations and provides a mobile meal/pantry delivery service to neighbors in need. Drop off locations are in Sound Beach, North Bellmore, and Copiague. 

Contact via Facebook page (link above) or email

This outreach team provides food, transportation and other services to people in need. The outreach team is available 24 hours a day.

Contact via Facebook page (link above)

This faith-based organization hosts food outreaches outdoors for an hour, usually around noon. Lighthouse Mission box trucks go out stocked with emergency food, clothes & other necessities. Outreaches take place in Coram, Ronkonkoma, Central Islip, Rocky Point, Shirley, Port Jefferson Station, Riverhead, Centereach, Patchogue, and Bellport. 

(631) 758-7584

The INN addresses issues of hunger and homelessness on Long Island. The Mary Brennan INN hosts a soup kitchen or brown bag lunch program depending on COVID-19 restrictions. Other services are available at the Center for Transformational Change on site.


A Facebook group of Long Islanders cooking for people in need. They often deliver the meals they cook.


Clothing resources

Long Island Coalition for the Homeless:

The Boutique

Long Island Coalition for the Homeless provides a special Distribution Center stocked clothes and other essential items. These clothing options can range from casual to business attire. All items are free! Clothing is available in all sizes: infant through adult and everything in between. Due to COVID-19, all requests must be submitted through online referrals.

631-464-4314 x122

A Facebook group where you can ask for necessities: clothing, blankets and household type items, etc. Will deliver if needed.

The Center for Transformative Change (CTC) is located immediately adjacent to the Mary Brennan INN soup kitchen in Hempstead. CTC serves as a Resource Center to assist guests of the soup kitchen to improve their life circumstances and/or become self-sufficient. The facility also houses a Clothing Boutique, where guests can acquire free clothing, including business attire for interviews or a new job, and housewares.


This Brookhaven based organization provides professional clothing to women in need. Once participating in the suiting program, women can access other job resources.



Essentials for Children & Infants

Diapers, Wipes, Baby Layette items, Baby Equipment

Diapers, Wipes, Formula, Food Pantry

Family Necessities, Food Pantry, Baby Items: Diapers, Wipes, Formula when available

Contact first


Diapers, Wipes, Formula, Food, Necessities

Referral form HERE

Material Assistance includes the following: In addition to a crib, car seat, highchair, and stroller, our free baby layette Material Assistance includes the following: In addition to a crib, car seat, highchair, and stroller, our free baby layette includes diapers, wipes, 7 stretches, 2 heavy sleepers, 10 outfits, 2 sweaters and hats, 1 snowsuit, 2 receiving blankets, 2 pairs of shoes, 4 pairs of socks, 2 bibs, 2 bottles, 1 safe toy, 2 hooded towels and washcloths, toiletry items, 1 crib blanket and sheet.

Material aid assistance is available to mothers every three months or through our EWYL (Earn While You Learn) Program.

Deer Park: (631) 243-0066

Hempstead: (516) 408-6300

Massapequa: (516) 798-9100

Diapers, Wipes, Formula, Food Pantry, Blessing Boxes delivered


Food & Clothing Pantry 

Inwood (Nassau)

St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church

The church provides Suffolk residents with many services, including furniture, referrals, food pantry, diapers. formula, possible appliances, advocacy and direct services consisting of rent assistance and money to pay other bills, debts, and expenses.

The church helps those in the town of Bay Shore, Town of Islip, and across the greater Suffolk County region.


9 North Clinton Avenue

Bay Shore, New York 11706

(631) 665-4911 ext. 133

Diapers, Wipes, Formula, Layette,  Equipment

38 Old Country Road
Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 741-7304

Boutique Items, Furniture, Household goods, Clothing, Shoes, Decor, Toys, Seasonal Items, Hardware & Paint, Diapers, Wipes, Formula, Food Pantry events ( Home of the $3 - ALL clothing and shoes during Pandemic)


The Mother’s Program works with  mothers who are experiencing situations of unique vulnerability and in some cases abuse. Help with formula, diapers and wipes and other larger requests is available. Children services provides help with school supplies and birthday and holiday gifts. 


Financial Assistance

St. Vincent de Paul can provide one-time assistance for individuals and families in need throughout most communities on Long Island. They prioritize those at risk for homelessness. Connect online using the link above, over the phone, or through your local diocese.

Request Assistance: 516-822-3132

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities may have resources to provide one-time assistance to households experiencing homelessness. 

Catholic Charities of Long Island Referral Line
Press #1 if you are an "Agency"
Press #2 for Spanish
Press #3 for English
#1- Mental Health Services
#2- Non Emergency Housing Services
#3- Senior Services
#4- Addiction Treatment Services
#5- Immigration and Refugee Services
#6- To make Cash or Securities Donations or Donations in Memoriam
............... or stay on the line to leave a message.
***** Your CALL will be RETURNED within 3 Business Days.
Please be prepared to leave a message with your Name, Phone number where you can be reached and County you reside in.


Local Salvation Army chapters may be able to provide one-time emergency rental assistance to pay past due rent or provide funds needed to move to a new unit. 

Hempstead: (516)-485-4900

Freeport: 516-378-4557

Westbury: 516-338-7265

East Northport: 631-368-1170

Riverhead: (631) 727-3338

General number: 800-728-7825

For list of other emergency funds, click the link above


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