Councilman Mayoka Needs Your Help Replenishing Food Pantries During Summer

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Dear Editor,

When Super-storm Sandy and Nor’easter Athena struck our shores last October and November, I was deeply concerned about the health and welfare of our residents.  In response to these needs I have been sponsoring an ongoing food drive.

I have made deliveries to many of our food pantries since December and am deeply concerned about what I have discovered.  After speaking with the volunteers that run the food pantries I learned that during the summer months our food pantries often run low on basic necessities.  Food pantries are often forgotten over the summer months and this is the time when they need our assistance most.  There are 15 food pantries located throughout Huntington that need your assistance.

During the months of June, July and August many low income families rely on our food pantries to help provide essential nourishment for their children.   Over the summer, when school is not in session, the food pantries struggle to keep up with the challenge of maintaining stocked shelves.

Please join me and help make this summer season healthier and happier for those less fortunate.

Items such as pasta, spaghetti sauce, juice boxes, children snacks, cereals, peanut butter and jelly, diapers, shampoo, toothpaste, toilet paper, paper towels and cleaning products will graciously be accepted.

Residents can drop off non-perishable food items in the main lobby of Town Hall located at 100 Main Street, Huntington or at the Dix Hills Ice Rink located at 575 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills. If these locations are not convenient for you please visit the town website at  and click on Councilman Mark Mayoka to locate a food pantry near you.

Food items collected will be distributed to the food pantries. For more information or to contact Councilman Mayoka, please call 631-351-3317 or via e-mail to


Councilman Mark Mayoka, CPA

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