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2021 Thanksgiving food drives


Thanksgiving is a time to reflect upon our blessings. It’s a time to remember what we have and what we’re thankful for. It’s also a time to remember those that are less fortunate. We’ve identified a number of Thanksgiving food drives in our area and we hope you take a moment to help a local family in need. At the end, we also shared a few winter coat drives in our area, because Thanksgiving isn’t just about the food—it’s also about being thankful for all that our lives have to offer.

Town of Brookhaven

(631) 451-8011

Interface is hosting its annual Thanksgiving drive until Nov. 15. They’re asking for nonperishables and $10 food store gift certificates. For a complete list of drop-off locations, visit the town’s website at www.townofbrookhaven.gov.

Patchogue-Medford Family Center

(631)  687-6751

Patchogue-Medford Family Center and Patchogue-Medford School District are hosting a Thanksgiving food drive until Nov. 12. Each grade level was asked to bring certain foods, like marshmallows, candied yams, and macaroni and cheese. Drop-off bins are located at the front door of each school, next to the door greeter. This drive is specifically for parents and children within the district.

Mercy Center Ministries

Contact Melissa: Maustinmercy@gmail.com

The organization, which helps homeless and runaway young women and girls, is in search of food donations. They’re looking for nonperishables, and anything else that may bring comfort to the girls. Send an email to the address above for drop-off information.

Lighthouse Mission

(631) 758-7584

Lighthouse Mission recently announced they don’t have enough food for Thanksgiving 2021 and are asking people to drop turkeys and food to their headquarters at 1543 Montauk Highway in Bellport. Monetary donations can also be made on their website at www.lighthousemission.com.

Long Island Cares

(631) 582-3663

A Thanksgiving food drive will take place until Nov. 15. They’re accepting donations of nonperishable foods at their location in East Patchogue.

Pine Barrens Realty

Contact Dave: (516) 376-5880

A Thanksgiving food drive will take place until Nov. 12. They are asking for canned fruits, vegetables, tuna, chicken, soup; as well as boxed macaroni and rice. Drop-off is at 82 East Main Street, Suite 4, Patchogue.

Patchogue-Medford Youth and Community Services

(631) 758-4100

A Thanksgiving food drive is taking place now and will help families in the Patchogue-Medford area. For more information, visit their Facebook page for call the number above.

Winter coat drives

Patchogue-Medford Youth and Community Services

(631) 758-4100

Up until Nov. 15, the organization will be collecting new and gently used coats for its winter coat drive. They’ve asked anyone who wants to donate to call the number above to schedule a drop-off time.

Angels of Long Island

(631) 803-6775

They’re asking for donations of coats, hats, hoodies, gloves, scarves and blankets, as well as electric heaters. Drop-off is 350 East Main St., Patchogue, from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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