The Suffolk County Police Department and the Suffolk County Association of Women Police will host a drive-thru food drive at multiple locations throughout the county to collect food and other items to donate to local food pantries, including at the Assembly of God church in Shirley, on May 1.

Donations will be collected between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and all donations must be in bags prior to arrival. Suggested items include canned meats and vegetables, rice, pasta, personal hygiene products, baby items and gift cards.

Volunteers will also collect donations to supply to hospital staff including protein snacks/drinks, candy and other individually packed items. These items should be packed separately from donations made to benefit food pantries and clearly marked.

Drop off locations include:

  • Assembly of God, 27 McGraw St., Shirley
  • Axis Church Café, 2884 Route 112, Medford
  • Dix Hills Fire Department, 115 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
  • Help for People/PSEG, 460 East Main St., Patchogue
  • Knights of Columbus, 2850 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma
  • Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, 1434 Straight Path, Wyandanch
  • Pronto, 128 Pine Aire Drive, Bay Shore