Community Solidarity | Food is a Right

Food Is A Right

Community Solidarity helps you share free vegetarian groceries with thousands in need.

Community Solidarity believes food is a right; for all people. We also believe in compassion for humans, animals, and the earth. To put these beliefs into action we organize weekly grocery distributions called "Food Shares". These Food Shares are essentially free plant-based grocery stores that are located across Long Island & NYC.   

Anyone in need of help can come to a Community Solidarity Food Share and get most, if not all, of the groceries they need for the week. We also share clothing, books, toys, school supplies, and other necessities. 

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Community Solidarity

Grassroots Social Change

Community Solidarity is more than a nonprofit; it’s more than a grassroots movement; Community Solidarity is a philosophy. A philosophy based on the belief that empowered compassionate communities can heal themselves and in doing so create the blueprint for greater social change. Essentially, we exist to put ourselves out of business. We don’t want to address hunger, or poverty, or homelessness; we want to eliminate those problems completely.    

Our goal is to fight the social, economic and environmental oppressions that are inflicted upon our community and our planet.

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With help from donors like you, in 2019 Community Solidarity provided over $26,139,587.22​ of assistance including over 9,380,434 pounds of vegetarian groceries! We shared other necessities like 191,595​ items of clothing, 794,613 pounds of gardening supplies, and $568,148​ of cruelty-free hygiene products... to name a few.

In 2020, every $1 donated to Community Solidarity will allow us to rescue 32.8 pounds of vegetarian groceries! That's a week and a half's worth of groceries for someone! 

Our Mission is to build a better world.

Between people, animals and the planet, our mission is compassion

Our goal is to fight the social, economic and environmental oppressions that are inflicted on our community and our planet.  

Ending Hunger

Community Solidarity shares millions of pounds of plant-based groceries with tens of thousands of people each year!

Fighting Global Warming

By rescuing food waste CS removed over 4.9 million pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere in 2017, the same as 232 acres of forest!

Saving Animals

Our plant-based foods provide an alternative for people to switch to a compassionate diet saving over 471,000 animals in 2017!

Building Community

Personal empowerment builds community and helps us expand exponentially. Even if you need help, we can help you help others!

Providing Nutrition

Focusing on organic produce and nutrition monitoring, CS is the healthiest hunger relief program of its size in the country! 

Ending Food Waste

27 million pounds of food waste is created on Long Island every day while 182k Long Islanders go hungry every night. 

Looking for a way to give back?

Take action today

Want to help Community Solidarity's mission expand? The best way to do that is to volunteer! Or if you're not in the area you can donate through our website now!

How to Volunteer

Want to rescue food with your community? Here's the 123's on how you can.

1. Signup to volunteer

2. Go to your first Food Share

3. After 3 Shares, we'll put you on a food rescue team!

You can end hunger for thousands

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See us in action

Community Solidarity Food Shares are essentially free outdoor grocery stores where anyone in need can get most, if not all, of the groceries they need for the week. Anyone can come for food and anyone can come to volunteer. 

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Why Donate or Volunteer with Us?

We are the best in this field

Community Solidarity feeds more people per dollar donated than any other non-profit on Long Island. That means your contributions feed more people! We're the largest vegetarian hunger relief organization in the country and healthiest hunger relief program by leaps and bounds! 

We're Unique

We care about people, animals, and the environment. Everything we do is with the aim of helping all three.

We're Punctual

We take our work seriously because thousands depend on us. We operate 24/7/365 and over the past 11 years, we've never missed a day. 

We have magic

Thousands of volunteers rescuing Millions of pounds of food waste and in doing so ending hunger for Tens of Thousands of families; yeah that's magical. 

We love our community

The average person coming to our food shares saves over $80 a week off their grocery bills! That's money they can use for their health care, their kid's school, or their rent. We show love to everyone in our community.

We're responsible

We record everything! The weight of the foods we share, their nutritional content, the number of people we help every week. Our goal is to record everything so we can more accurately track our progress.  

We're Friendly

There's a place for anyone at our food shares, anyone can volunteer, anyone can get food, anyone can do both. We welcome everyone to participate and that openness has helped us grow exponentially, so what are you waiting for? Reach out to us already :) 

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