About Hunger



Hunger is a state in which people do not get enough food to provide the nutrients for active and healthy lives. It can result from the recurrent and involuntary lack of access to food. More Hunger Definitions


Hunger in our Community
The Hunger in America 2010 report revealed that there are an estimated 283,700 low-income individuals
on Long Island annually. This represents an increase of 21% since 2006.  See the stories of real Long Islanders in need.

Educational Resources


Publications regarding Hunger.


Island Harvest Resource Exchange
In this section, you'll find information both locally and federally on hunger, nutrition and various ways to receive food.

If you are an individual looking for food, please call our office at (631) 873-4775 and we will direct you to one of our member pantries or other programs across Long Island. You can also get more information on benefits for which you might be available by contacting David Roos, Americorps VISTA Agency Relations and Outreach Assistant at x212. Apply for various Government Programs . See our complete list of Hunger Resources.



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