Where to Get Food and Other Assistance in Huntington

If you’re in need of help, for yourself or someone you know, Suzanne Dvorak at Family Service League has compiled the following list.

The Suffolk County Police Department puts together a weekly list of food pantries, shown below the FSL list.

And we are identifying food pantries and meal giveaways on our HuntingtonNow.com calendar




Updated:  May 6, 2020


Prepared by: Suzanne Dvorak – For additions/revisions: contact [email protected]




Huntington Hotline:  24 Hour Crisis Hotline:  631-549-8700 – Town of Huntington.

  • Free Service, anonymous, confidential and available 365 days a year
  • Anonymous online counseling is also available at licconline.org.
  • Sanctuary Advisory Board addresses concerns of runaway and homeless youth


Emergency 24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 631-952-3333  –   DASH (Diagnostic, Assessment, and Stabilization Hub) – 90 Adams Avenue Hauppauge  934-223-6500

  • For COVID related anxiety or for anyone in a crisis situation who are feeling overwhelmed.
    • Free mental health resources available
    • Callers will be linked to services near their home, if stable.
    • Mobile response team will conduct assessment

Additional Resource:

Christian Racine, Ph.D.,  Sr. Director for Clinics
Direct Dial: 631-396-2342
Mobile:  631-601-7783
[email protected] | www.fsl-li.org


American Red Cross:   www.redcross.org


St. Anthony of Padua Parish Outreach: 631-261-1695 – 1025 Fifth Avenue, East Northport. 

  • Call for non-food emergency assistance within the church boundaries
  • Clients leave message and call will be returned
  • Staff can also be reached by email at [email protected]
  • Visit website for more information: org


Large Food Distribution Agencies

Island Harvest 516-294-8528


  • Lunch program in various schools – see School Districts below
  • No direct distribution to public
  • See website for member agencies – information is updated daily. Clients can be referred to these agencies, but should call ahead.


Long Island Cares: 10 Davids Drive, Hauppauge  631-582-3663


  • Mobile Food Pantry will be distributing free food at South Country Library- 22 Station Road in Bellport on the following days:
    • May 11
    • June 8
    • July 13
    • August 10


Long Island Cares:  220 Broadway, Huntington Station – 631-824-6384

Contact:  Idalia Boczek


  • Hours of operation: Mon, Wed & Fri- 9-3pm, Tues & Thurs- 9-5pm
  • Eligibility:
    • Veterans may come once a week
    • All others may come once a month
    • All clients will be given list of food resources close to their residence for interim needs
  • Procedure:
    • Clients should come to front door to sign in.
    • If they are new clients, they must give their name, address and number of people in family. This is required by the agency.
    • If there are food allergies, please let staff know. Food requests will be taken into consideration based on availability.
  • If client needs to be assessed for a mobile home delivery, please call 631-582-3663, extension 109. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response
  • See website for member agencies – information is updated daily. Clients can be referred to these agencies, but should call ahead


Community Resources


Helping Hands Rescue Mission225 Broadway, Huntington Station –   631-351-6996


  • Food distribution: Tuesday – Friday 11-1pm
  • May also be able to provide food deliveries for those families in need without transportation. Please call to inquire about service.


Huntington Senior Center- 423 Park Avenue, Huntington   631-351-3253

Julia Frangione, Director


  • Social Services are available by phone – Senior Advocate on Staff
  • For individuals currently registered with the senior center:
    • Mondays 12:30 – 2pm – meal pick up
  • If you would like to register for the food program, please call number above to be put on the waitlist.
  • Please visit the town website for more information on services available: huntingtonny.gov


Manor Field Park – 90 East 5th Street, Huntington

  • 12:00 pm every Tuesday and Thursday, while supplies last
  • Sponsored by Suffolk County Police Department – 2nd, Health First, Ra-Cha Thai Cuisine, St. Hugh of Lincoln/Project Hope and Community Solidarity


Meals on Wheels Program – Huntington Hospital 423 Park Avenue, Huntington



  • Program has been suspended until further notice.
  • Registered clients and volunteers will be contacted when program reopens.


St. Hugh of Lincoln Church-  Pulaski Rd & New York Avenue, Huntington Station


  • Food being distributed every Monday at 4pm (until further notice and while supplies last)
  • Sponsored By: SCPD 2nd Precinct, Housing Help, Project Hope, St. Hugh of Lincoln Outreach, Huntington Station Community Benefits Grant, Community Solidarity, Taqueria Mexico Lindo
  • Further information on St. Hugh’s pantry will be found under “Houses of Worship”


Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center – 74 Hauppauge Rd, Commack 631-462-9800, ext. 147 or 146 – Janine Mandera


  • Curbside lunch pick up & pantry items as available
  • Limited deliveries


Tri Community and Youth Agency  – Services Available:   809 New York Avenue, Huntington –  631- 673-0614

  • Food distribution: Mondays 11-1pm (alternate pick up arrangements may be arranged)
  • Food doorstep drop off Delivery: any weekday (weekend drops possible if an emergency)
  • Hot meal delivery: for the very vulnerable (no transportation, sick, health issues, or other issues which prevent them from leaving the house- this program delivers hot meals 6 nights a week.


WIC Program (Women, Infants & Children) –  Dolan Family Center  284 Pulaski Rd, Greenlawn 631-854-4438


  • This program offers low income women, infants and children (up to age 5) breastfeeding support, information on healthy eating, food cards, and referrals to health care.
  • Working remotely at this time – clients (new & registered) will be handled by phone
  • Hours: week 1:  Tuesday & Thursday, Week 2: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9-5  Please call for week verification
  • Registered clients will have their cards reloaded remotely
  • New clients: call the number above for procedures to follow
  • Please visit website for more information on services and other resources: suffolkcountyny.gov/departments/health-services/patient-care/WIC-program



SCHOOL DISTRICTS – closed for the remainder of school year


You may only pick up the “grab & go” meals in the school district your child attends. 



Cold Spring Harbor:  Cold Spring Harbor Jr./Sr. High School 82 Turkey Lane, CSH


  • Monday – Friday 10:00- 12:00 pm
  • Bagged breakfast and lunch will be provided to each student
  • Call 631-367-6970 or email [email protected] if you would like to participate


Commack:  Commack High School – 1 Scholar Lane, Commack


  • Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 12pm
    • On Fridays, families will receive lunch for three days (Fri,Sat,Sun) AND breakfast for three days (Sat,Sun,Mon)
  • Pick up grab & go meals at bus loop (Main entrance on Scholar Lane)
  • Grab & Go bus delivery will resume on 4/27 at 10:00. If students need to sign up for bus delivery and would like to have delivery, please send email to [email protected] Include your last name, # of children you need meals for, the bus and your email address & phone number


Elwood School District – Elwood Middle School (Front courtyard by the basketball courts)

100 Kenneth Avenue, Greenlawn


  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday (new schedule begins 5/4)
  • 2 bagged lunches/breakfasts on Monday, 2 on Wednesday and 3 on Friday to provide 7 full days of lunch & breakfast for each student
  • Contact School Lunch Manager, Mrs. Mara Pugh at 631-266-5400 (ext 2442) with any questions.


Half Hollow Hills – Half Hollow Hills High School East – 50 Vanderbilt Parkway Dix Hills


  • Bagged lunch & breakfast
  • Each household member under the age of 18 is eligible
  • Pickup is curbside between the hours of 11:00-1:00pm daily- Monday through Friday



Harborfields Central School District:  Thomas J. Lahey


  • Meal service will resume at TJL on Monday, May 4th.
  • Pick up bagged lunch & breakfast for next day 11:00 am. – 2pm.
  • Note that on Fridays, multiple meals per student are distributed
  • Signs will be in place to direct parents/guardians to the east side of the building where there is an exterior window for pick up.
  • Each household member under the age of 18 is eligible


Huntington School District:  Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School – 155 Lowndes Avenue, Huntington Station


  • Curbside meal distribution: Monday – Friday 10:00 am-12:30 pm – go to administrative entrance on Tower Street


Northport /East Northport School District:   Northport High School  154 Laurel Hill Road, Northport


  • Monday and Thursday pick up 10:00 am – 12pm.
  • Multiple meals will be provided


South Huntington – Stimson Middle School –  401 Oakwood Road


  • Bagged lunch & breakfast
  • Each household member under the age of 18 is eligible
  • Pickup is curbside between the hours of 11:00-1:00pm daily- Monday through Friday







Some houses of worship only serve the community within their parish boundaries.  Many outreach offices are open – call to confirm


Assembly of God  – 1700 New York Avenue, Huntington Station  – 631-423-0223 


In partnership with Helping Hand Rescue Mission, HSLQ, Pancho Villas, Zin Burger and Huntington Assembly of God Church


  • Free dinner pick up: Wednesday & Friday – 2:00 pm while supplies last


Church of Saint Patrick – 400 Main Street, Huntington  631-385-3311 ext. 213 – contact Janet


  • Call for appointment for outside pick up
  • Advise Janet of the number of people in the family and if there are any special needs
  • Hours: Monday – Thursday: 10 – 2


Ecumenical Lay Council Pantry – 330 Main Street, Northport 631-261-4357


  • Monday – Thursday 10-12
  • Currently serving existing clients w/gift card drive through. Denomination given will depend on size of family. 
  • New clients being accepted from Northport, E. Northport, Centerport, Ft. Salonga & Greenlawn. Anyone from outside area will be given a card and referral to services in their area.


Gloria Dei Evangelical Lutheran Church – Joseph’s Storehouse   

22 East 18th Street, Huntington Station – 631- 271-2466


  • Food distribution – Thursday 9:30-11 and Saturday 11 – 1
  • Prepackaged food boxes are distributed curbside.


Island Christian Church –  400 Elwood Road, East Northport  631-822-3000

Contact:  Rev. Joe Garofalo:  [email protected]


  • Food drive-by Wednesday and Fridays from 11:00 am to 1pm – Starts April 29th
  • Hot meals, non-perishable groceries, diapers, cleaning supplies while supplies last


Our Lady Queen of Martyrs RC Church – 53 Prospect Rd, Centerport  631-754-9045

Contact:  Maria Ryan


  • Primarily serving clients within parish boundaries
  • Call for further information


St. Anthony of Padua – 20 Cheshire Place, East Northport  516-449-2717

Contact:  Lisa Digiglio


  • Pantry is open every other week. Next open dates:  5/15, 5/17, 5/29,5/31
  • Food distribution: Friday – 10-2 & Sunday 10:30 – 12:30
  • Primarily serves clients within parish boundaries
  • Call for further information


St. Elizabeth of Hungary – 175 Wolf Hill Road, Huntington Station  631-271-4455


  • Currently serving existing clients on a limited basis and by appointment
  • Call for further information


St. Hugh of Lincoln RC Church – 21 E. 9th Street, Huntington Station  631-427-0638

Contact:  Jimmy Calero – 631-427-0638 prompt to outreach


  • Pantry is open Monday & Wednesday: 10- 2pm 
  • Food will be brought out to clients. Quantity depends on size of family
  • New clients accepted



St. John’s Episcopal Church – 12 Prospect Street, Huntington  631-427-1752


  • John’s organizes weekly Facebook Live concerts by their accomplished resident musicians, raising more than $12,000 to date. In addition to the generous donation made to Family Service League, this fundraiser continues to support various Huntington food pantries and services, such as Helping Hands Rescue Mission, St. Hugh’s Food Pantry, TRI CYA, YAM Community Resources and Rural Migrant Ministries.  For further information, please visit their website https://www.stjohnshuntington.org or https://www.facebook.com/stjohns1745/
  • Collecting donations of masks, diapers, beans, rice, evaporated milk, canned tuna, canned chicken and pasta at above address. Donations can be dropped off on Wednesday from 9-12pm, Saturday 9-5, and Sunday 9-5. These items have been distributed to Family Service League and other locations in need.
  • In partnership with Project Hope (Dan Diviney), over 6000 lbs. of rice & beans have been distributed to local food pantries and community drive by sites listed on pages 2 & 3.
  • Laundry Love program provides funds for laundry & soap. This program is coordinated through Family Service League.








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