The Community Food Council on East 5th Street in Huntington Station needs help.
Over the last three months, the food pantry has seen a 33 percent increase in demand for groceries.
The nonprofit, all-volunteer organization has been feeding the hungry of Huntington Township since 1972 and expects to provide over 40,000 meals this year.
They need more volunteers, to pick up bread from Stop & Shop once a week on Tuesday and to work at the pantry. Typically, volunteers help for about two hours at least one day a month.
If you and your club or organization want to help restock the shelves, the council is in particular need of chicken soup, peanut butter and jelly, pasta, sauce, toilet paper, etc.
Religious organizations in the area, as well as a couple of food markets and restaurants, provide food or support to the pantry. The group is a member of Long Island Cares and Island Harvest, which both also provide food to for the hungry. The council is looking for additional support.
The pantry is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon to give out food and receive donations.
For more information contact Jackie or Steven at 631-351-1060 or email the council at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.comfoodcouncil.org.