Ready-to-Eat Non-Perishable Food Items (No-cook food items: canned tuna, cereal & granola bars, etc.)
Personal Care Items (Unused Shampoo, Deodorant, Soap, etc.)
Baby Items (Diapers, Wipes, Liquid Formula)
The Long Island Press is teaming up with Ace Hardware stores across Long Island, the Kids Kloset, Rock Can Roll and Long Island Food Not Bombs to help our neighbors who have been devastated by Hurricane Sandy. All Long Island Ace Hardware locations are serving as drop-off locations for non-perishable food items and clothing donations to those in need on the south shore:
2138 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park; 770-14 Grand Blvd., Deer Park; 246 Smithtown Blvd., Nesconset; 1102 Route 110, Farmingdale; 2667 Merrick Rd., Bellmore; 448 Union Blvd., West Islip; 5135 Merrick Rd., Massapequa Park; 3899 Hempstead Tpke, Bethpage; 1518 Union Turnpike, New Hyde Park; 3965 Long Beach Rd., Island Park; 2120 Middle Country Rd, Centereach; 1330 Hicksville Road, No. Massapequa; 822 Fort Salonga Rd., Northport; 515 Montauk Hwy., West Babylon; 2323 Jericho Tpke, Garden City Park; 52 E. Main St., Smithtown; 15 W. Main St., East Islip; 360 Route 25A, Rocky Point; 518 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck
Donations of gently used and second-hand items like coats, clothes of all sizes, diapers, wipes, baby items and any gently used toys that are in good condition can be dropped off at The Huntington Manor Fire Department Headquarters, 1650 New York Avenue, Huntington Station, between the hours of 12 noon and 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2012. No food will be collected at this site.
Clothing donations are being accepted at the Jericho firehouse at 411 N. Broadway, Jericho and at the back door (leave in bags) at the Yaphank Fire House at 31 Main St., Yaphank.
Helping Hand Rescue Mission, 225 Broadway, Huntington Station needs items as they continue to prepare food for the Huntington warming centers, including sandwich bread, cold cuts, fruit, juice boxes, pasta, pasta sauce tomato products, macaroni & cheese, snack items, hot chocolate mix, veggies, cream of chicken & cream of mushroom soups.
During the International Great Beer Expo at Belmont Park Racetrack (rescheduled from Nov. 10 to Nov. 17 due to Hurricane Sandy) a site will be set up to accept donations of blankets, toiletries, cleaning products, gloves (rubber and winter), industrial garbage bags, first aid supplies and baby supplies.
Island Harvest is collecting food, cleaning supplies, water and other nonperishable items at the following locations:
875 Jerusalem Ave., Uniondale; Weekdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; 40 Marcus Blvd., Hauppauge, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.