HEAT ALERT

Heat advisory issued for Long Island through 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Small Oyster Bay food pantry serves 200 each Friday

A small food pantry in Oyster Bay says it went from serving 40 people a week to 200 during the pandemic.

News 12 Staff

Apr 24, 2020, 9:36 PM

Updated 1,543 days ago

Share:

A small food pantry in Oyster Bay says it went from serving 40 people a week to 200 during the pandemic.

Marisa Bel, a teacher in Oyster Bay, and John, who turns 82 next month, are among those volunteering at the People's Pantry that operates out of the Community Center on Church Street.

"It makes me feel good to help other people," said John. "I know what it's like to be helped."

The pantry opened up in the fall and had been serving about 40 seniors each Friday. But now because more people are out of work and out of money, 200 people line up.

Despite the rain Friday, an army of volunteers were out giving food to those in need.
undefined
 


More from News 12
2:07
HEAT ALERT: Heat, humidity continue with spotty storms possible tonight

HEAT ALERT: Heat, humidity continue with spotty storms possible tonight

2:28
Lifeguards on high alert following shark sighting offshore at Lido Beach

Lifeguards on high alert following shark sighting offshore at Lido Beach

Suffolk police: Man's body recovered on bay side of Fire Island National Seashore

Suffolk police: Man's body recovered on bay side of Fire Island National Seashore

0:22
Police: Hampton Bays High School teacher had inappropriate texting relationship with student

Police: Hampton Bays High School teacher had inappropriate texting relationship with student

0:25
2 LI hospitals among best in the nation, according to U.S News & World Report

2 LI hospitals among best in the nation, according to U.S News & World Report

2:36
Local officials weigh in on Republican National Convention, Trump VP pick

Local officials weigh in on Republican National Convention, Trump VP pick

0:17
Person wanted for setting off fireworks, damaging Stony Brook home

Person wanted for setting off fireworks, damaging Stony Brook home

0:22
Police: 11-year-old boy hospitalized after being hit by car in Roosevelt

Police: 11-year-old boy hospitalized after being hit by car in Roosevelt

2:14
Paws & Pals: Animals up for adoption at Paws of War on July 16

Paws & Pals: Animals up for adoption at Paws of War on July 16

1:45
Wantagh native earns second trip to Olympics

Wantagh native earns second trip to Olympics

1:55
Made on Long Island: BubbleGoat in Shoreham

Made on Long Island: BubbleGoat in Shoreham

7:10
Trump picks Sen. JD Vance of Ohio, a once-fierce critic turned loyal ally, as his GOP running mate

Trump picks Sen. JD Vance of Ohio, a once-fierce critic turned loyal ally, as his GOP running mate

1:18
Long Islanders seek to stay safe from sun amid intense heat

Long Islanders seek to stay safe from sun amid intense heat

0:47
NY AG, NYCLU sue Nassau County over controversial law on transgender athletes

NY AG, NYCLU sue Nassau County over controversial law on transgender athletes

0:26
Christopher Carini, Hempstead councilman and veteran law enforcement officer, has died

Christopher Carini, Hempstead councilman and veteran law enforcement officer, has died

1:58
Video of suspect in DWI crash that killed 2 Roslyn teens shown in court

Video of suspect in DWI crash that killed 2 Roslyn teens shown in court

1:49
Huntington woman says house fire may have damaged artifacts she planned to display

Huntington woman says house fire may have damaged artifacts she planned to display

0:26
Cooling centers open in Hempstead and Riverhead amid excessive heat

Cooling centers open in Hempstead and Riverhead amid excessive heat

2:07
Dr. Sanjey Gupta offers health tips amid dangerous heat conditions

Dr. Sanjey Gupta offers health tips amid dangerous heat conditions

3:30
Trump heads to convention as authorities investigate motive, security in assassination attempt

Trump heads to convention as authorities investigate motive, security in assassination attempt