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Letter: Food pantries available to all

Diego Quituizaca, a volunteer at Pronto, wheels out

Diego Quituizaca, a volunteer at Pronto, wheels out a shopping cart of food from the pantry to a client at Pronto in Brentwood on Jan. 2 2014. Credit: Johnny Milano

I would like to correct the impression that there are no food pantries serving North Babylon ["North Babylon food pantry to open next month," News, Oct. 22].

Most of the 133 Catholic parishes in Nassau and Suffolk counties have food pantries that serve people in need, regardless of their religious affiliation. There are five in North Babylon.

Residents may contact the Catholic Charities Central Information and Referral Line at 516-733-7045.

Jan Jamroz, East Meadow

Editor's note: The writer is the director of the parish social ministry for Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockville Centre.