The Hicksville United Methodist Church Food Pantry started in October of 2007. We are open every Friday morning from 9:30am-11:30am. The Pantry serves Hicksville and the surrounding communities. Our clients come and "shop" like they were in a market. The number of people in need here in our area is astounding. Over the years the amount of people seen weekly continue to increase. On average we see 25-35 families each week. Some come every week, others every 2 weeks or once a month depending on their income and expenses.
The Pantry has grants from Long Island Cares and Island Harvest. It is from these grants that we obtain most of our supplies. However, it does not cover all of our needs. We have been very blessed to have a supportive congregation that assists us by donating extra supplies when we run low. Also several other Churches and businesses in the community collect food and donate to us.
The insight of a few people and the willingness of the Pastor made it happen but it is the volunteers that allow it to continue and succeed as it has. Without the wonderful people giving of their time and resources we would close our doors. We can always use volunteers and if you are interested in making a difference in people's lives give the Church a call at 516-931-2626.
Leader: Kathy Nannini
Leader Phone: 516-931-2626