Following the lead of OLA of Eastern Long Island and members of the Bellport community, we called for the implementation of an integrated county-wide emergency food crisis hotline to provide rapid food delivery to all homebound Suffolk County families and individuals experiencing urgent food crisis. We now have this with Suffolk Cares.
When Cooperation LI first began back in March, one of our Policy & Advocacy Committee’s first initiatives had been to support and amplify the efforts of members Abena Asare and Minerva Perez in their mission to build a Suffolk County emergency food crisis hotline. What started as an idea grew into a collaborative effort and has now culminated in a notable piece of structural change within the county.
Suffolk Cares: A Food Delivery for Homebound Persons in Dire Need officially launched June 8, 2020, and is now available to ALL residents of Suffolk who are in food crisis and homebound/immobile.
Call 311 if you are in need of food and do not have ANY access to transportation: Available Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00am-4:30pm
(Note: Calls made on Friday will receive food on Monday)
What to expect when you call:
➡️ You will be asked a few questions as part of Suffolk’s 311 assessment
➡️ When approved for food delivery, you will receive a box of non-perishable food items within 24-30 hours of your request
➡️ Non-perishable food items will be dropped at your place of residence-no contact by a delivery person
** All information shared on these calls will be kept PRIVATE and will not be shared.