The Mastics & Shirley Community Emergency Food Pantry Foundation, Inc., recently celebrated its official ribbon cutting ceremony at its new location at 338 Blanco Drive in Mastic Beach on the south side of William Paca Middle School. At the ribbon cutting ceremony, food pantry volunteers also unveiled the food pantry’s new name – the William Jackson Mastic-Shirley Food Pantry – named for longtime volunteer and former head of the pantry, William Jackson, who passed away last year.
For those in need of assistance, the food pantry provides a two-day supply of food once every 21 days. Applicants must first be certified through Colonial Youth & Family Services or St. Jude’s Food Pantry by providing identification, as well as proof of income and family size.
The William Jackson Mastic-Shirley Food Pantry is open two days per week – Mondays from 3 pm – 6 pm and Thursdays from 9 am to 12:30 pm, and is located next to the Family Service League’s William Floyd Family Center on the grounds of the William Floyd School District.
William Floyd Middle School Food Pantry
Additionally, William Floyd Middle School also hosts a food pantry in partnership with Island Harvest. The William Floyd Middle School Food Pantry is open on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month excluding school holidays and breaks from 5 pm to 7 pm.
To see a list of additional food pantries available in your area, please click here for the Long Island Cares Harry Chapin Food Bank locator.