During these days of high inflation many families in our community are in need of a helping hand. On behalf of our membership, the R-UTN donated $500 to each of the food pantries sponsored by the Ecumenical Lay Council of Northport – East Northport and the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Anthony’s Parish Outreach in East Northport.
If anyone would like to make an individual donation to these food panties the contact information is as follows:
The Ecumenical Lay Council is located at the First Presbyterian Church of Northport, 330 Main St., Northport. Phone 631-261-6434. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The food pantry at St. Anthony’s Parish Outreach, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, is located at 20 Cheshire Place, East Northport. They can be reached through Outreach at 631-261-1695.
During this very difficult time many families are in need of help. All around the country neighborhood food banks are working overtime to help their communities. In Northport the Food Pantry run by the Ecumenical Lay Council is giving out gift cards to IGA and Stop and Shop. In East Northport the Society of Saint Vincent Di Paul is giving out bags of food at the curb, and when food runs out they are also distributing gift cards. The R-UTN has made generous contributions to both organizations.
Below is information if you would like to make a personal donation.
Northport Food Pantry donations should be mailed to: ELC Food Pantry P.O. Box 675 Northport NY 11768. Make checks out to ELC Food Pantry
East Northport Food Pantry Mail donations to: Society of Saint Vincent Di Paul 5 Sandpiper Lane Northport NY 11768. Make checks out to Society of SVDP.
Are you looking for a way to help out during the Coronavirus criss. If you have a sewing machine your can pitch in and make desperately needed facemasks for healthcare workers.
Northport High School teacher Robin O’Neill-Gonzales’ and her Fashion Club, Girl Scouts and friends in the community are coming together to make 1,000 beautifully crafted handmade masks by 4/20 to be donated to Huntington & VA Hospitals. Want to help? Text (631) 398-0061.
Any style of Facemask is welcome, but if you are not an experienced sewer Robin recommends the Hobby Lobby pattern as the easiest to follow. This Hobby Lobby link will take you to a Youtube video with easy to follow instructions.
Covid 19 and the Corona virus has impacted us all, but it is especially hard on those in those less fortunate. NYSUT is running an Island wide virtual food drive to make sure our fellow Long Islanders are not going hungry, especially our children and students. The Long Island Cares – The Harry Chapin Food Bank serves the needs of the Long Island community.Click Here to visit NYSUTs donation page and make your contribution to help our neighbors.