Numerous businesses in Farmingdale have signed up as collection points for a drive to benefit the St. Kilian food pantry.
Daleview Care Center, which is coordinating the drive, said it has gotten "amazing feedback from merchants to participate in the coordinated community food collection, as well as for discount offers that will, hopefully, encourage potential food donors to also patronize the businesses."
Among the businesses helping with the drive is Hair Sensations. Barbara Heinrich, the salon's owner, said, "I feel as if everyone helped a little, people wouldn't be going hungry. There's no reason for anyone to be hungry."
Stylist Angela Bianco said, You give, you get. It's good karma."
And karma might be at play; the salon is celebrating its 22nd year in business Thursday.
These are the merchants signed up so far.
574 Fulton Street, Farmingdale
623 Fulton Street, Farmingdale
211 Airport Plaza Blvd., Farmingdale
1033 Route 109, Farmingdale
273 Main Street, Farmingdale
$1 off regular priced sandwich with food donation
354 Main Street, Farmingdale
One complimentary appetizer for lunch or dinner table with food donation. Offer good Sunday through Thursday only.
621 Fulton Street, Farmingdale
50% off computer diagnosis/repair estimate fee with food donation
18 Hempstead Turnpike, Farmingdale
FREE lesson with food donation
505 Conklin Street, Farmingdale
10% discount with food donation, 1 per customer
47 Gazza Blvd., Farmingdale
5% off your bill with donation of a bag of food
248 Main Street, Farmingdale
10% discount for every donation
999 Conklin Street, Farmingdale
FREE GAME with food donation
116 Merritts Road, Farmingdale
311 Northwest Drive, Farmingdale
10% discount with food donation
500 Bi-County Blvd, Suite 146, Farmingdale
FREE registration with food donation (regularly $100), new families only
Pizzichillo Agency / Nationwide
537 Fulton Street, Farmingdale
Prime Time Early Learning Center
270 Airport Plaza, Farmingdale
Free registration and insurance- $110 value for new families only
356 Fulton Street, Farmingdale (next to Friendly’s)
$10 off any service with food donation, 1 to a customer
1039 Route 109, Farmingdale
1 free tan or $10 off 1 hour massage with 10 items of food or more, 1 per customer
South Bay’s Neighbor Newspaper
565 Broadhollow Road, Suite 3, Farmingdale
Stop and Shop
55 Motor Avenue, Farmingdale
U.S. Academy of Soccer
875 Main Street, Farmingdale
10% 1 week summer program with food donation
Outlined below is a listing of the food items that St. Kilian’s usually ask for when it does a food drive. The items most in need of are highlighted in bold, but anything on the list is more than acceptable.
The food pantry can also always use $10 Stop and Shop Gift Cards.
Cake / Brownie Mixes/ Icing
Canned Fruit (DEFINITELY A GREAT NEED FOR THIS- canned peaches, pears, pineapples, oranges, mixed)
Milk (canned or shelf-stable cartons)
Pancake Mix / Syrup
Potatoes (canned or box)
Rice (1 lb. bags)
Shampoo / Conditioner