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Pronto of Long Island
Program Type Description:
Food Security, Thrift Store, Health, and Workforce Readiness
For the past 51 years, Pronto has been addressing the basic needs of community residents by providing emergency food, clothes and other vital human services and resource referrals. Since the pandemic, we have seen a drastic increase in the number of individuals and families needing food primarily and assistance with filing for benefits such as unemployment and health insurance. As a result, we have redirected existing staff to address these needs and more. We closed our Thrift Center and client consultation services to better support the volume of work generated in the pantry, ordering and packaging food items, coordinating warehouse inventory, and responding to individual client needs apart from their food shortages. Our weekend food program is no longer providing students with the additional supply of groceries due to the closure of schools however, we know that food insecurity remains an issue in their households. Many of our clients lost their jobs during the pandemic exacerbating any existing food shortages. Through the expansion program, we would not only address the food insecurity issues for our clients but for any newly referred clients such as isolated seniors, quarantined individuals/families, and those needing nutritional and other health-related resources.
Address: 128 Pine Aire Drive, Bay Shore, New York, 11706 United States
Hours: Monday through Friday: 9am - 2pm Saturday 9am-12pm
  • 631-231 -8290 ,
  • 914-314 -1818
TYPE: Food Pantry
Area Served:
  • County
  • Neighborhood
  • Regional
  • Rural
  • Urban
Population Served:
  • Children
  • Disabled
  • Families
  • Formerly Incarcerated
  • Homeless
  • Immigrants
  • LGBT
  • Men
  • People of color
  • Pregnant Women
  • Seniors
  • Unemployed
  • Women
  • Low-income
  • Youth
  • Veteran
  • Refugees
  • Infant
  • Health Conditions (Cancer/HIV)
Areas of Interest:
  • Best practices and model programs
  • Capacity Building
  • Food Security
  • Funding Resources
  • Networking with other organizations
  • Research / information about food security and anti-hunger
Healthy Foods:
  • Distributes fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Farm-to-school / Institution programs
  • Nutrition education, cooking or shopping classes
  • Growing food or garden education
  • Community food hub
  • Hosts healthy community meals
  • Nutrition Education
Food is Medicine:
  • Provides medically tailored meals/ Groceries
  • Nutrition counseling and education
Government Programs:
  • SNAP (Food Stamps)
  • SFSP (Summer Food Service Program)
Non-food services:
  • Job Assistance
  • Non-food emergency assistance
  • Clothing
  • School supplies
  • Seasonal Services
  • Voter registration
  • Incorporates non-food issues and policies
  • Immigration Services
  • Spanish
  • French
Client Center:
  • Client Choice Food Pantry
Infant Care:
  • Formula/Baby Food
  • Diapers
  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Personal Hygiene Items