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Nassau County New York free food pantries.

Nassau County Long Island has several places to turn to for free food, hot meals and/or groceries. Some of the locations will also have on site soup kitchens that can provide a meal or lunch to the needy, homeless and less fortunate. Food pantries near you, churches, and other charity agencies offer assistance in an emergency. It addition to short term support, they can also provide help over the long term such as applications to SNAP food stamps when an individual is going through a difficult period.

Tens of thousands of residents are served by the Nassau County pantries ir soup kitchens, and find a referral number at the bottom of this page. If you need help, you will not be turned away, regardless of your background or income. Many of the centers can also help people apply for other aid, such as SNAP food stamps, free baby formula from WIC, as well as the federal government food and commodity programs, and state of New York resources

 A wide variety of products are offered by the food banks in Nassau County, including perishable and non-perishable items, meals, groceries, produce, frozen foods, and much more. Many locations can also provide clothing, household items, hygiene supplies, diapers, Christmas or Thanksgiving meals, and other items, in addition to the free food. If a center is not near you then referrals may be offered.

Circulo De La Hispanidad, Inc.
Address - 26 West Park Avenue
Long Beach, New York 11561
Phone number - (516)431-1135

St. Thomas The Apostle Roman Catholic Church
Location - 24 Westminster Rd.
West Hempstead, NY 11552
Phone number - (516)538-7465
Volunteers are deliver meals and food to the homebound in the parish. This may include senior citizens or the disabled among others.




New Covenant Church
Church address - 757 Bellmore Avenue
East Meadow, New York 11554
Food, meals, and counseling are all offered to the needy.

Address - 99 Jerusalem Avenue
Massapequa, NY 11758
Phone number - (516)541-0740
Depending on what has been donated to the pantry, some of what may be passed out includes fruits, vegetables, canned goods, and maybe even baby formula.

First Baptist Cathedral Of Westbury – Meals are offered to the unemployed, low income, and homeless.
212 Garden Street
Westbury, New York 11590
Telephone - (516)333-5422

St. Brigid's Parish
Address - 50 Post Avenue
Westbury, NY 11590
Main Phone number - (516)997-5507. Call for hours, and information on when food and perishable items are distributed.

Dial - 22 E. Fairview Avenue
Valley Stream, New York 11580
Telephone number - (516) 887-1708

Peace Valley Haven, Inc. – Call for food pantry hours.
86 Park Avenue
Roosevelt, NY 11575
Dial - (516)223-2355
They also offer items such as detergent, paper goods, and more. This is in addition to canned groceries or fresh fruits.





Rehoboth Fellowship Center
232 Front Street
Hempstead, New York 11550
Call the center at (516) 505-0514
Not only if free food offered, but get information on social services, government programs, and financial help.

Location - 213 South Street
Oyster Bay, New York 11771
Telephone - (516)922-7322
Members of the parish of this Nassau County church can get help. A bag of groceries may be offered. Or inquire into meal programs, including for senior citizens. There are also Easter and Thanksgiving meals as well as free Christmas holiday baskets for the poor in Nassau County.

Trinity Lutheran Church-Glen Cove
Location of the pantry is 74 Forest Avenue
Glen Cove, New York 11542
Dial - (516)676-1340. The church has limited hours for its food bank.

Oceanside Community Service, Inc.
Oceanside, New York 11572
Clothing, food, groceries, meals, and case management services are all offered to Nassau County families.

Harvest For The World
Address: 90 Pleasant Avenue
Roosevelt, NY 11575
Telephone: (516)623-4498
Fruits, vegetables, frozen foods, and other support is offered. Volunteers and case manager at the food bank offer most of the aid.

Westbury Divine Congregational Church Of God
911 Brush Hollow Road
Westbury, New York 11590 
Telephone number to dial for hours is (516)333-8262

Iglesia Pentecostal De Hempstead
Food bank address is - 600 Greenwich Street
Hempstead, NY 11550 
Main Phone number - (516)292-1780
the emergency pantry may have cereal, soup, bananas, baby formula or diapers and much more. Clients range from the elderly to many immigrants who live in Nassau County.





Feed My Sheep Food Pantry
211 Jericho Turnpike Old
Westbury, NY 11568
Call 910-431-3005
Many assistance programs are run by volunteers.

Location is 4101 Austin Blvd.
Island Park, New York 11558 
Volunteers and other distribute food, groceries, and other aid to the needy and low income in Nassau County New York.

Salvation Army in Nassau and Long Island
Many services are available. There is a free food pantry, Christmas meals and toys from Angel Tree, financial aid, and of course a thrift store. The church - charity helps the low income. They also participate in Meals on Wheels, offer clothes and household goods, and more. Find Salvation Army locations in Nassau County/

Church Of Christ/Roosevelt
Address of pantry is 24 Woods Avenue
Roosevelt, NY 11575
Call (516)378-0380 in Nassau County to learn more.

Long Island Cares, Inc., The Harry Chapin Food Bank
9 West Sunrise Highway at Church St.
Freeport, New York 11520
Tele: (516)442-5221

Word Of Life Ministries/Freeport
Address - 80 West Merrick Road
Freeport, NY 11520
Telephone – (516)546-2883

1644 Denton Green
Hempstead, New York 11550
Main Phone: (516)868-4989
They coordinate free food for the low income across all of Nassau County. Other resources can provide clothes, financial assistance for bills, and other emergency and crisis support. They work with a number of charities and non-profits in Nassau County. More on Long Island Churches.

Union Baptist Church
24 Rev. Clinton C. Boone Place
Hempstead, NY 11550
Dial the office at (516)483-3088

COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL – A number of assistance programs are offered for all Nassau County New York residents. Apply for food stamps, government aid, housing assistance, reduced price groceries from Angel Ministries, and much more.
Address - 382 Main Street
Port Washington, New York 11050
Dial - (516)883-3201

Corpus Christi Parish
155 Garfield Ave.
Mineola, NY 11501 
Dial (516)248-4858. Offers frozen foods, vegetables, breads, and other non-perishable items. Also a clothing closet and thrift store are on site.







St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church
Food pantry address: 592 Middle Neck Rd.
Great Neck, New York 11023
Call - (516)829-8343
Canned goods, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and gifts and other items are passed out.

Address - 5 Fordham Ave.
Hicksville, New York 11801
Dial the center at (516)938-3860
Both a free food bank and soup kitchen are on site. Whether it is a bag of groceries or Turkey for Thanksgiving, assistance is available.

St. Raphael Parish
Location - 600 Newbridge Road
East Meadow, NY 11554
Main number is 516-308-3808
Fruits, vegetable, ensure for senior citizens, applications to SNAP food stamps, and free holiday meals are but some of the services offered.

Church Of St. Paul The Apostle
Address is - 25-34 Cedar Swamp Road
Brookville, New York 11545
Church address - (516)935-1880
Senior citizens and the homebound may receive a meal. Children and students out of school may receive a snack or meal during the summer break.

Bethany Congregational Church
Address of church - 100 Main Street
East Rockaway, New York 11518
Dial (516)599-5768
Churches are a great place to call for free food, groceries, clothing, and referrals.

Church Of Christ/Bethpage
65 Stewart Avenue
Bethpage, NY 11714
Dial (516)731-4307

Economic Opportunity Commission Of Nassau County, Inc.
79B Glen Cove Avenue
Glen Cove, New York 11542
Dial - (516)676-4793
This may be the leading government not for profit to call for help. They also process applications for federal government and state resources such as CSFP, or the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. Also get details on resources such as SNAP or Meals on Wheels for the homebound in Nassau County. More information on the Economic Opportunity Community Action Agency.

Hicksville United Methodist Church
Location is 130 W. Old Country Road
Hicksville, NY 11801
Phone - 516-931-2626
Programs include a free clothing bank, soup kitchen and pantry.

Holy Name Of Jesus Roman Catholic Church
Church address - 690 Woodbury Road
Woodbury, New York 11797-2105 
Main Phone number of the food pantry is (516)921-2334





Massapequa Reformed Church
Location is 302 Ocean Avenue
Massapequa, New York 11758-5002
Dial (516)799-5158
Offers surplus food, bag lunches, and more support. Rarely some items like clothing may be on site for the homeless or very low income.

Miracle Christian Center
Hempstead, NY 11550
Call the center at (516)505-2595

Lutheran Social Services Of New York – A number of low income programs are offered. A great place for referrals to both food banks and other local charities and non-profits.
311 Uniondale Avenue
Uniondale, New York 11553

Address is 25 Fowler Ave.
Lynbrook, New York 11563
Call - (516)599-7448

St. Martha's
546 Greengrove Avenue
Uniondale, NY 11553
Dial 516-292-1603
A church run pantry.

Doubleday Babcock Senior Center, Inc.
Location is 45 East Main Street
Oyster Bay, New York 11771
Call the center at (516)922-1770 for hours or more information.
Congreate meals are offered to those over 55 years of age and their spouses.

Our Lady Of Good Counsel Parish
68 Wanser Ave.
Inwood, New York 11096
Call (516)239-7025

St. Kilian Outreach
Location is 140 Elisabeth St.
Farmingdale, NY 11735
For an appoint, dial 516-756-9656
Clients need an appointment. Receive groceries, cleaning supplies, detergent, perishable goods and much more. there may also be free diapers, formula for new borns, and immigrant focused meals.

St. William The Abbot R.c. Church
Location is 2000 Jackson Ave.
Seaford, New York 11783-2688
Primary phone number is (516)679-8532

Location - 505 Willis Ave.
Williston Park, NY 11596-1786
Church number is (516)746-6585

St. Edward The Confessor Roman Catholic Church
205 Jackson Ave.
Syosset, New York 11791-4299
Phone number of the church is (516)921-8030
In a crisis, a box of free food may be passed out. It may contain breads, meats, frozen food, and other health items.







Word Of Life Ministries/Freeport
Location is 80 West Merrick Road
Freeport, New York 11520
Dial the center at (516)546-3344

Additional places for free food and meals in Nassau County NY

There are several other food assistance programs near you as well as pantries in Nassau County. Some of what may be offered includes school meals, home delivered groceries for senior citizens, referrals, and nutrition education. Call 631.582.3663 for more information, including the locations of pantries.


By Jon McNamara

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