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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 give away free food and offer assistance to struggling households.

It addition to short term, immediate 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 or free 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. There are also state of New York resource. Learn more on how to apply for food stamps.

 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.

Agape Ministries Food Pantry
Location of the free food programs are at 281 Clinton Street Hempstead, New York 11550. Dial  631-954-1416
The charity helps low-income adults and children, the working poor, and other struggling families. The free pantry and grab bags may have groceries, personal hygiene supplies, household goods like toilet paper and more. Canned and fresh food may be offered at the pantry.

Beach Catholic Outreach @ St. Mary Of The Isle
The free food bank is at 315 E Walnut St Long Beach, New York 11561. Call 516-432-0157 x17
The church has everything from free groceries to Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas food baskets or meals.

 

 

 

Bethany French Baptist FP/Elmont
Address: 471 Elmont Road Elmont, New York 11003. Dial 631-691-9830

Bethpage Super Pantry
Location is 386 North Wantagh Avenue Bethpage, New York 11714. Phone for information on hours and free food programs is 516-753-9880

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
Address is 60 East Williston Ave East Williston, New York 11596. Dial 516-578-1080

Church of God
The church food pantry and soup kitchen is at 42 E. Fulton Ave Roosevelt, NY 11575. Call 516-223-0794
There is a free food pantry and clothing closet for Nassau County. Items such as Dried Beans, Peanut butter or Jelly, Bread, Dairy, and meat may be offered - based on donations. The low income and elderly may also be given free winter clothes or other goods.

Community Service SDA
Address is 265 Belmont Parkway Hempstead, New York 11550. Main number is 516-603-6596
Various free items, such as a bag of emergency groceries or personal hygiene supplies (soap, feminine products, etc.) are offered. There may be small dollar amounts of financial help too.

Deeper Fellowship and Deliverance Center
The pantry address is 212 South Ocean Ave Freeport, NY 11520. Phone - 516-379-1825

Eglise Baptiste D'Expression Francaise
482 Nassau Rd Roosevelt, NY 11575. Dial 516) 048-5504
Everyone from immigrants to the unemployed and others can get free food, holiday baskets, small toys and other goods.

 

 

 

 

Eglise Baptiste Salem
90 Meacham Ave Elmont, NY 11003. Main number is 516-547-1211

Elmont Temple
Main pantry address is 682 Elmont Rd. Elmont, NY 11003. Phone - 516-285-5050
The poor, jobless, disabled and others can call the free, emergency food pantry in Elmont Nassau County. Boxed or Canned Soups, Cereal, Milk, Rice, and much more is offered.

Faith Mission Inc.
Food Pantry address is 133 Jefferson Ave. Mineola, NY 11504. Phone - 516-992-5063
The charity gives away free groceries and food boxes a few times per month. Call for hours and details.

First Bethel Church
Main address - 2079 Grand Avenue Baldwin, New York 11510. For hours of the pantry, dial 516-851-0549

Harvest For The World FP
Address is 90 Pleasant Ave Roosevelt, New York 11575. Main number is 516-770-5698

Helping Hands Food Pantry
Struggling families can drop by 39 Mansfield Ave Roosevelt, NY 11575. Dial 516-653-1764
Volunteers, and donations from the community including stores like Wal-Mart, help feed the hungry. Get free food boxes or clothing. The elderly or homebound can seek Meals on Wheels or frozen boxes for their refrigerator.

Horeb Food Pantry
Address - 65 Morton Ave. West Hempstead, New York 11552. Dial 516-375-0928

JCC of the Greater Five Towns
Main food bank is at 591 Malvin Mall Cedarhurst, NY 11516. For hours of free food giveaways, call 516-234-6020

Naomi Temple A.M.E. Zion Community FP
59 Babylon Tpke. Roosevelt, New York 11575. For information, dial 516-623-9340

New Life Bread Of Life FP
Address is 124 W. Chester St Long Beach, NY 11561. Call 516-889-2357

NOSH FP
Main address is 319 Cedar Swamp Road Glen Head, NY 11545. Telephone number is 516-366-0277

Open Hand Of God
Food pantry and soup kitchen is at 493 East Meadow Ave East Meadow, NY 11554. Dial  516-794-4291
The free, faith based food pantry has dry and canned goods, paper products, vitamins, baby formula and other items. Clients range from veterans to single moms or senior citizens in Nassau County.

 

 

 

 

People Loving People
Address is 123 Audrey Ave Oyster Bay, New York 11771. Phone - 631-948-6221

Queen Of The Most Holy Rosary
The church pantry is at 196 W. Centennial Ave. Roosevelt, NY 11575. Dial 516-867-4490

Refuge Church Of Christ
Address is 106 Broadway Freeport, NY 11520. Phone - 516-868-0400

Shelter Rock Church Food Pantry
Address is 65 Hight Street Manhasset, NY 11030. For free food, groceries and more, dial 516-627-2270
The food insecure, meaning individuals or families who do not know where their next meal is coming from, can get assistance. Free food, groceries, holiday meals, applications to benefits and other aid is offered.

South Hempstead Baptist Church
Food bank is at 81 Maple Avenue Hempstead, NY 11550. Call 516-481-7090

Spanish Hempstead SDA Church
Address is 280 Main Street Hempstead, NY 11550. For information or applications, dial 516-292-8807
A major focus is on cultural meals for Spanish speakers and immigrants, - documented or not. Migrant farm workers can also get free food as well as referrals to housing, shelters, and social services.

St. Boniface Human Services
631 Elmont Rd. Elmont, New York 11003. Call 516-354-0744
Get applications to many assistance programs. They include The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), WIC, surplus USDA commodities, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and many others.

St. Boniface The Martyr FP
This is another location at 145 Glen Ave. Sea Cliff, New York 11579. Telephone: (516) 322-3347

St. Gertrude's
Food pantry is at 28 School St. Bayville, NY 11709. For hours or details, dial 516-628-1113

St. John's Baptist Church FP
1025 Prospect Ave Westbury, NY 11590. Phone - 516-338-9390

St. Joseph SVDP
Saint Vincent is at 1379 Noel Ave Hewlett, NY 11557. For meals or food, dial 516-569-0834
Society of Saint Vincent has a free food pantry, soup kitchen, and also low cost thrift store. Get free food, toiletries, referrals to SNAP food stamps and other support.

St. Peter Of Alcantara Psm
Location is 1327 Port Washington Blvd. Port Washington, New York 11050. Dial 516-883-0365

Tabernacle of Victory Food Pantry
Main number is 915 Hempstead Turnpike Franklin Square, NY 11010. Dial 516-849-9625

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hempstead Community Action Program
Financial aid, food, and community services are at 134 Jackson Street Hempstead, NY 11550. Dial 516-486-2800
Part of the Nassau County community action networks. Free grants for bills, applications to emergency food stamps or WIC vouchers, Meals on Wheels, and many other low-income and poverty fighting resources are offered.

Westbury Neighborhood Association
334 Winthrop St. Westbury, NY 11590. Call 516-333-0207

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
(516)489-1600
Food, meals, and counseling are all offered to the needy.

CONGREGATION BETHEL
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.

HOUSE OF HOPE
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.

NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY CHURCH
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
(516)208-5991
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.

FULL GOSPEL CHURCH/ISLAND PARK
Location is 4101 Austin Blvd.
Island Park, New York 11558 
(516)432-0232
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

LONG ISLAND COUNCIL OF CHURCHES
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.

HOLY FAMILY PARISH
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
(516)483-3240

OUR LADY OF PEACE CHURCH
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

ST. AIDAN PARISH
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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