Hempstead Food Share

A Community Solidarity, LI Food Not Bombs Project

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.

At our Hempstead Food Share we set up tables with fruits, veggies, breads, prepared meals, frozen foods, desserts and hot vegan meals. We also share clothing, toys, books, toiletries, seeds, plants, flowers, school/educational supplies, information and other essentials.

We are always looking for more hands and more food to share and if you'd like to help with either please feel free to stop by the Food Share or contact us at LongIslandFoodNotBombs[at]gmail[dot]com. If you'd like to find out more information on how to share food, clothing, supplies or other essentials with us please click here.

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By Bus: Take the N6, N15, N16, N17, N27, N31, N32, N35, N37, N40/41, N46, N47, N48/49, N54/55 and N70/71/72 to Hempstead Transit Station. Walk 100 feet north to the intersection of Bedell & W. Columbia Street.

By Train: Take the LIRR to Hempstead Station. Walk 50 feet west to the intersection of Bedell St. & W. Columbia Street.

By Car From Eastern Long Island: Take Northern/Southern State to Meadowbrook Parkway. If coming from Northern State proceed South to Exit M4/Hempstead Turnpike - West. If coming from Southern State proceed North to Exit M4/Hempstead Turnpike - West. Proceed west of Hempstead Turnpike for approximately 2.3 miles. Turn Right onto Main St. Proceed on Main St. for 3 blocks and then Turn Right on W. Columbia Street. Stay on Columbia for 1 block to hit the intersection of W. Columbia and Bedell Street.

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