Nassau budget slashes funds for pantry
Nassau's biggest food pantry may be forced to close its doors because of cuts in the county budget.
The county has slashed its annual support to the Long Island Council of Churches' Pantry in Freeport from $100,000 to $60,000.
Pantry manager Wally Merna says 1,400 people come to the pantry each month.
The building the pantry is located in is also the source of an ongoing issue. Local food banks say they will have to stop deliveries to the pantry if the leaking roof is not fixed.
Nassau County says it will still contribute $100,000 to food pantry services, but will be diverting half the money next year to two other nonprofits.