"The Long Island Council of Churches unites diverse Christians to work together to improve the well being of Long Islanders and to promote interfaith understanding and cooperation."

The Long Island Council of Churches was formed in 1969 through a merger of the Nassau and Suffolk County Councils of Churches. Annual membership dues for faith-based organizations are $100 and other non-profit organizations are $150 per year.

Our Mission


While many of our religious institutions are practicing social distancing with closings,  the LICC Emergency Food Pantry WILL CONTINUE to stay open.  However, we have seen a sharp decline in direct delivery food donations from Churches and Congregations.  At this time of social awareness, in an effort to support social distancing and promote healthy living, we are asking for your support to continue in Serving Our Neighbors in Need with donations by alternative means, please click below to help in Serving our Neighbors on Need.

The Long Island Council of Churches (LICC) is the coordinating body for the ecumenical work of churches throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. For over five decades the LICC has been an effective center for the coordination, referral and assistance for low-to-moderate income Long Islanders. Through our extensive network of social support resources and our ability to mobilize the volunteer and advocacy efforts of nearly 800 faith communities, the LICC is uniquely qualified to respond to the emergency needs of the least fortunate throughout our region.

The Long Island Council of Churches (LICC), is a not-for-protfit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization.

Who is the Long Island Council of Churches

  • Building Community Resources
  • Providing Emergency Food
  • Holding Financial Forums
  • Building Community Bridges
  • Workplace Training

The Long Island Council of Churches' mission is manifested through our programs, activities and services. A dedicated professional staff works with our volunteer leadership to implement the following:


Critical Donations

Items we most need

LICC Emergency Pantry 2022 Stats.

In 2022 we served 63,223 of our Neighbors 569,007 meals.