Centerport United Methodist Church
Information about the greater community apart from CUMC.


At the last Church Council meeting, discussion ensued about helping our neighbors right here in our local community for people in need of food. The idea is to put a container at the end of your property with a note and/or sign that your family is collecting non-perishable food donations for our local pantries that we will then drop off at specific locations. It was also suggested that a note could be put in your neighbors' mailboxes explaining what we are doing and how they can help. I've attached a couple of pictures of a member's container as an example and a letter you could use - just be sure to sign it - or feel free to write your own.

For those neighbors who don't feel comfortable venturing out, they could make monetary donations directly to some of these organizations. Meredith has researched the info for you.

Sample letter:

Hi Neighbors,

We are members of the Centerport United Methodist Church and we have become very aware of the need for food and supplies for families in our community.

We will be collecting food (dry goods, personal products, baby items, canned goods etc.) and will have a pail at the end of our driveway where you can place your donations. It will be out for at least the next two weeks.

The need is great. All donations will be given to those in need in our local communities.

If you would prefer to make a monetary donation, you can mail a check (or go online to their websites) to these local pantries:

· Helping Hand Rescue Mission

225 Broadway

Huntington Station, NY 11746

· Family Service League

790 Park Avenue

Huntington, NY 11743

On the memo line: Direct Relief Covid-19 Relief

· Long Island Cares

220 Broadway

Huntington Station, NY 11746

We are grateful for any help you are able to give. Together we can make a difference!

Thank you!