Distribution Sites

Community Solidarity has multiple locations that share free food, clothing, books & other essentials across Long Island and NYC on a weekly basis. We call these happenings "Food Shares"; and at our Food Shares, community members can get most if not all of their groceries for the week. Each Food Share is like a radical supermarket where we all share instead of pay for what we need. The best part is that everyone is invited to participate!

If you have vegetarian groceries, vegan prepared foods, clothing, books, toys, etc... that you'd like to distribute please bring them down to any of our below locations to share them with your neighbors. For ideas on what you could share or what is needed *click here*. Also if you'd prefer us to pick up stuff, either from your house or another convenient location, we do that as well.

All the groceries at our Food Shares are completely vegetarian and all of the prepared food we give out is 100% vegan. We believe that Food is a Right, Not a Privilege! Especially healthly foods, and because of this belief we try to ensure that a majority of the food at our Food Share is nutritious and organic.

Our various weekly Food Shares are all outdoors, and occur throughout the year regardless of the weather so dress appropriately. If you're coming with a vehicle, we ask that you observe our parking suggestions listed for each share. 

Community Solidarity Food Share Sites

Every Thursday @7pm

The Farmingville Food Share was created to help struggling families in the Brookhaven area and overcome racial tensions that plagued that community for nearly two decades. After 6 years of operation in Farmingville we're thankful that we've seen those tensions greatly decrease, we've shared weekly groceries with thousands of families and we've helped neighbors get to know each other.

Our goals for Farmingville are to create solidarity amongst the community and, in doing so, become a force of positive change for the residents of Farmingville.

Every Saturday @ Noon.

The Wyandanch Food Share, which occurs every Saturday at noon, is our newest distribution location. Located directly outside the Martin L King Jr. Health Center on Straight Path & Commonwealth Dr., the Wyandanch Food Shares offers free produce, and vegetarian groceries to anyone in need. No paperwork or identification is required.

Every Saturday @ 3pm.

The Community Solidarity Bedford-Stuyvesant Food Share distributes outside of Von King/Tompkins Park (on the northwest corner, at Lafayette and Marcy) every Saturday afternoon at 3pm. Along with free groceries and clothing you can come grab a bowl of Gordon's beloved black eyed peas and lentil soup. In the summer the Bedford-Stuyvesant Food Share almost exclusively distributes farm fresh produce grown locally and donated by CSA's across Brooklyn.

Every Sunday @2pm

The Hempstead Food Share is located directly outside the Hempstead train station (on the north end of W Columbia St, one block east of Main St.)

Every Sunday Community Solidarity shares thousands of pounds of fresh organic vegetarian and vegan groceries with hundreds of fellow community members. The goal is to help empower the community and community members by alleviating the burdens of social/economic oppressions like poverty. We do this by sharing all or at least a good portion of the food a person might need for that week.

Every Tuesday @7pm

The Huntington Food Share is located at the intersection of Fairground Ave & E. 6th St and operates every Tuesday @7pm, regardless of the weather.

This location is also one block north of the intersection of Pulaski Rd. & Depot Rd. and three blocks south of the Huntington Train Station.

All in need are welcome, no paperwork is required and anyone can volunteer, just let the other volunteers know you want to help out.

Some organizations supported by Community Solidarity, Inc.

5,658 lbs of fresh groceries supplied by Community Solidarity, Inc. 2014.

One More For Jesus Chruch is multicultural church dedicated to the support of Long Island communities and Immigrants. Located near our Farmingville Food Share on Horseblock Rd the staff of this church have made huge strides in reducing violence and discrimination in the Village of Farmingville.

34,204 lbs of fresh groceries supplied by Community Solidarity, Inc. 2014.

Pax Christi Hospitality Center in Port Jefferson is a 25-bed emergency shelter for men over the age of 16. The center provides not only shelter and food, but counseling and advocacy and networking needs as well.

255 Oakland Avenue
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: (631) 928-9108

8,015 lbs of fresh groceries supplied by Community Solidarity, Inc. 2014.

The Long Island Council of Churches (LICC) is the coordinating body for the ecumenical work of churches throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. For over three and one-half decades the LICC has been an effective center for the coordination, referral and assistance for low-to-moderate income Long Islanders. Through their extensive network of social support resources and their ability to mobilize the volunteer and advocacy efforts of nearly 800 faith communities, the LICC is uniquely qualified to respond to the emergency needs of the least fortunate throughout our region.

19,411 lbs of fresh groceries supplied by Community Solidarity, Inc. 2014.

Phoenix House defines itself as an organization committed to treating the whole person — and their families — with caring, qualified professionals in the fields of psychiatry, medicine, mental health, social work, education, and recovery support. Their team of experts address underlying causes of substance abuse and behavioral patterns to guide clients toward lasting recovery.

3,576 lbs of fresh groceries supplied by Community Solidarity, Inc. 2014.

Established in March of 1984, the members of seven church congregations within Smithtown saw a need to provide food to residents who could not afford to feed their families. This is an ecumenical project that depends on the parishioners of all seven churches to work together as one in order to provide food and to staff the pantry on a rotating basis. Their motto is "to aid residents in an Emergency Food Crisis."

39,637 lbs of fresh groceries supplied by Community Solidarity, Inc. 2014.

Agape Ministries is a Faith based Non-Profit organization located in our weekly Hempstead Food Share. Operating every Wednesday afternoon this pantry balances out community needs, in particular for anyone who is unable to make our Sunday distributions.

You can learn more about Agape Ministries and follow their weekly activities on their facebook page.

7,617 lbs of fresh groceries supplied by Community Solidarity, Inc. 2014.

The Salvation Army of Hempstead operates a men's shelter in Hempstead that offers community members a way out of homelessness. Located on Fulton Ave. this location assists dozens of men in need each and every year.

19,247 lbs of fresh groceries supplied by Community Solidarity, Inc. 2014.

The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network) was founded in 1983 as a single soup kitchen run by a small group of concerned volunteers. Working at a church in Hempstead, the volunteers discovered that not only were there large numbers of hungry people on Long Island, but that individuals working together could make a difference in their lives.