Help fight hunger this holiday, donate to food pantry

Sam Desmond
Posted 11/23/23

“Hunger is very real here on Long Island.  The number of local residents experiencing difficulty affording food over the last year has steadily increased.  This number doubles during …

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Help fight hunger this holiday, donate to food pantry

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“Hunger is very real here on Long Island.  The number of local residents experiencing difficulty affording food over the last year has steadily increased.  This number doubles during the holidays,” said Rich Gross, of The Greater Sayville Food Pantry.

The pantry is asking community members to bring nonperishable foods to donate while attending the holiday parade on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 10 am.

“Shopping cart elves” will be collecting donations along the parade route on Main Street.

The pantry offers help to those who need access to nutritional food. 

“Many families we serve are faced with the daily dilemma of whether to eat or pay bills.  They are the working poor who can’t seem to catch up on their bills, senior citizens on fixed incomes, and single parents who live from paycheck to paycheck,” said Gross.

The pantry helps those who are in need in the Oakdale, Bohemia, West Sayville, Sayville, Bayport and Blue Point areas.