Heat back on at frigid Freeport food pantry
Their job is to help others in need, but some workers at a Freeport food pantry found themselves in need of assistance last week. Until today, the building that houses the Long Island Council of Churches food pantry had no heat. The pantry closed its doors early on Friday and turned away about 20 needy families because its workers were so cold. The building that houses the pantry is owned by Nassau County. County officials say the problem was rectified one day after they were notified of the issue.
Nassau officials say they have asked the Town of Hempstead to inspect the building.