Chapin Bust Has a Hometown Link

When a larger-than-life bust of iconic folk musician Harry Chapin is officially unveiled at the offices of Long Island Cares on Friday, serendipity will have a small role. The late Huntington Bay musician, who died in a crash on the Long Island Expressway on July Read More …

Nassau Legislator Proposes Harry Chapin Day

A Nassau County legislator is proposing to designate July 16 Harry Chapin Day in Nassau County. The Huntington singer-songwriter, who died in 1981, was a philanthropist and activist on hunger issues.  Legislator Arnold W. Drucker, D-Plainview, joined Harry Chapin’s son, Josh, and leaders of Long Read More …

St. Hugh’s to Host Meal Donations by 3 Restaurants

St. Hugh’s Church, partnering with the Harry Chapin Food Bank, will host a distribution of 4,000 meals to those in need on March 6. Three Huntington restaurants–Prime, RaCha Thai Cuisine and Blind Bat Brewery Bistro–are contributing the full meals and soups. Funding has been provided Read More …

Concert in Huntington to Commemorate Harry Chapin

Long Island Cares is commemorating the 40th anniversary of the death of singer-songwriter Harry Chapin, with a “Wild About Harry” concert series. Members of the Chapin family,  featuring Tom Chapin, Jen Chapin, and the Chapin sisters, will perform Friday from the Chapin Rainbow Stage in Read More …

Op-Ed: Biden Should Consider Presidential Commission on Food Insecurity

The last time that a president of the United States convened a Commission on Hunger was in September of 1978, when the late singer, Grammy Award winning songwriter, and Long Island hunger activist Harry Chapin successfully lobbied former President Jimmy Carter to convene such a Read More …

There’s Still Time to Donate to the Pet Food Drive

Assemblyman Steve Stern and Baxter’s Pet Pantry recently teamed up for a pet food drive in hopes of helping other community members care for their canine companions. Stern’s office is collecting pet food, treats and supplies until April 30, partnering with Long Island Cares and Read More …

Donnelly Hosting Pet Food Drive

Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly, D-Huntington Station,  is hosting a pet food drive through April in cooperation with Long Island Cares. Donnelly’s district office at 130 W. Jericho Turnpike serves as a drop-off location for the Eighth Legislative Pet Food Drive Challenge where much-needed pet Read More …

LI Cares Thanks Babalu Owner-Chef for Healthy-Eating Demonstration

Long Island Cares presented Babalu NY restaurant owner Alan Gotay with a plaque on Friday to thank him for his work with the agency. In April, Gotay, a former boxer turned chef, helped Long Island Cares with a healthy eating demonstration for its member agencies, Read More …

Response to Government Shutdown: Gift Cards for Coasties, Supplies for Workers

Local organizations and leaders are responding to the financial problems federal employees are experiencing because of the federal government shutdown. The Greater Huntington Council of Yacht and Boating Clubs has established a gift card donation drive for US Coast Guard personnel who are working without pay during Read More …

Food Banks and Nonprofits Step Up as WIC Offices Temporarily Close

Local nonprofits and food banks are stepping up to assist women affected by the temporary closing of the offices of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children program. Rebecca Sanin, president and CEO of the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, said Read More …

LI Cares Offers Help to Federal Government Workers in Shutdown

Long Island Cares, Inc. is offering assistance to government employees and their families hit financially by federal government shutdown. As a temporary measure to secure supplemental food, personal care products, household supplies, pet food and other assistance, families are welcomed at all three Long Island Read More …