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 …

Touch a Truck Draws Kids for a Good Cause

Trucks, police cars, payloaders, motorcycles, buses and other vehicles drew youngsters Sunday to a touch-a-truck event to benefit Long Island Cares. Sponsored by WBAB and WBLI radio stations, the event in the parking lot of Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station was quiet for the Read More …

Young Republicans Collect Food for Vets

The Huntington Young Republicans club recently collected more than 1,700 pounds of food in its third annual “Our Town, Our Vets” food drive. Volunteers solicited food donations at four local supermarkets: the Wild by Nature of Huntington Village, the Best Market of East Northport, the Read More …

Coltrane Day to be Filled With Celebration of Music

Saturday is Coltrane Day, with jam sessions, jazz, rap, funk electronic music, food, environmental exhibits, food and beer, and family activities. The legendary blues musician John Coltrane and his wife, jazz pianist Alice Coltrane, lived in Dix Hills until his death in 1967. He is Read More …

Donnelly Visits LI Cares, Island Harvest

As the chair of the Legislature’s Education Human Services Committee, Suffolk Legislator Tom Donnelly (D-Huntington Station) has been touring several non-profit agencies that receive Suffolk County funding to provide food and other essentials to help feed the hungry. He recently visited the Hauppauge headquarters of Read More …