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Food Programs

Food Stamps  

Families with low asset and income levels may be eligible for food stamps. When applying for food stamps, bring rent receipts, utility bills, proof of income, bankbooks, receipts of medical expenses and other items that can substantiate eligibility for this program. Since financial requirements change, to determine eligibility call:

Nassau County Department of Social Services
Food Stamp Unit 
60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
Uniondale, NY 11553
(516) 227-3523

Food And Nutrition Program (FAN) 

The Catholic Charities Food and Nutrition Program (FAN) is part of the National Commodity Supplemental Food Program that is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  The program provides monthly free supplementary food (juice, cheese, dry cereal, rice, beans, etc.) to seniors 60 years or older who meet financial guidelines.

The food center for the Town of North Hempstead is located at: 
Catholic Charities
38 St. John's Street
Freeport, NY 11520
(516) 623-4568

A Mobile Food Van visits various locations throughout the Town.  To become a mobile van site you must have 30 new participants.

To be certified you must supply proof of date of birth, income verification, proof of residence and personal I.D.  For program information, financial guidelines and mobile van sites nearest to you please call Catholic Charities at (631) 789-9533.

Home Delivered Meals

Meals on Wheels provides participants one hot meal and a cold supper delivered between 11 a.m. and 2 pm, Monday through Friday.

To be eligible for the program you must be:

  • 60 years of age
  • A resident of Nassau County
  • Homebound-unable to leave the house unassisted
  • Living alone and unable to meet nutritional needs
  • Unable to cook or shop due to ill health
  • Unable to carry out procedures to ensure meal safely

For further information please call Visiting Nurse Association at (516) 739-1292.

Senior Center Nutrition Sites (located in North Hempstead)

Senior Citizen Nutrition Sites provide a hot meal at lunchtime for senior citizens with a voluntary contribution of $2.00 a day.  Most sites provide transportation.  For more information see senior clubs and centers and Nutrition Sites marked *.

Food Shopping Bus 

(click on Transportation Information)

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