Pictured: Sally Booth dropping off food collected at food drives in East Quogue

April was Volunteer Appreciation Month and boy do we have the best ones!

We have so much help helping those in need. Thank you to everyone that volunteers, collects food, donates, and raises awareness!


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To support our mission, click here.

Pictured: Delaney, Southampton Town Kiwanis, and Key Club members making soup

In the month of April, we signed up another 46 new families. Each month more and more new families find their way to us, and we are so happy to welcome them. So far this year we have enrolled 262 new families.


Our food pantry is open to the public on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10am to 12noon or by appointment any day. Our groceries provide nearly 40 meals a week for an average family. So far this year we have given out 125,264 meals worth of food - almost double where we were at this time last year! 

Check out the graph below: every month this year has been busier than our busiest month at the height of the Covid Pandemic. Our neighbors are struggling to have enough food and provide for the most basic living essentials. By working together, we'll keep feeding and helping every family and individual who comes to our door.

As you can see, we need more food than ever before! We are seeing record number of visits to the pantry. Please consider hosting a food collection or donating to help us purchase food. Healthy food is a basic human right!

Thank you to Southrifty Drug, Rogers Memorial Library, Our Lady of Poland Church, Sally Booth and the East Quogue Post Office, and Hamptons Physical Therapy for hosting food drives this month. Plus a big thank you to ARF for donating pet food for us to share with our families!

Want to help out? Sign up to host a food collection with a local business or organization.

Help us to ensure no one in our community goes hungry!


Looking for another way to get involved? Consider joining Flour Power and baking bread for us to share.

Pictured: Fergus Sloan and friends raising money and awareness to help those in need

Our Assistance Program serves local children, adults, and families with a wide range of support. Any support we provide is funded exclusively through charitable donations. Thank you to friends like Fergus who brings his friends together to contribute to helping those in need!

Here are a few expenses we covered that demonstrate the impact this program makes on people's lives: 

  • Paid a mortgage payment for a single mom that was in a bad accident and missed work
  • Paid for a car repair for a man receiving dialysis that needs his car to get to his appointments
  • Paid a month's rent for an undocumented man that was let go from work after being hurt on the job
  • Paid for lawn mowing, medical rides, and minor home repairs for several seniors
  • Partnered with Southampton Little League to provide scholarships for 8 children to play baseball and purchased baseball gloves for each


To support our assistance services...


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April is National Volunteer Month—a month dedicated to recognizing the invaluable service volunteers give to our organization!

Our volunteers are the backbone of this organization. Their dedication, tenacity, and enthusiasm is nothing short of inspiring. This month, we honor YOU. Whether you've packed grocery bags, volunteered during the holidays, helped on a school project, or distributed food during food pantry, we thank you!


Thank you to our wonderful group of weekly volunteers who make our work possible:

Gary Aldrich • Tim Bishop • Steve Caputo • Carl DeRiso • Steve Dore • Jane Finalborgo • Paul Fletcher Bob and Alice Flynn • Julian Garcia • Bailey LaMarca • Heide Loefken • Carol Gilbert Lynch • Harry Hackett • Jen Hattrick • Diane Karlin • Ed McAnniff Bruce McGowin • Bernadette Meade Amy Mobius Chris Naso • Casio Norwood • Anne Ramunno • Mary Romano John Scranton Bill Sickles • Catherine Stoll • Melissa Sutter • John Tillotson • Santa Tush • Anna Tuzzola • Lisa Vahradian • Kim Warco

Claudia Zack-Griffing • Stephen Zamora • and work study students from Southampton High School


If you would like to make an impact right here in our community, click here to become one of our volunteers



A HUGE thank you to Citarella for providing us with a food donation every Tuesday and Thursday!


Douglas Elliman agents Julie Pinkwater and Barbara Mattson were thoughtful enough to ask Citarella to start donating any individually packaged food they could spare

Thank you to these local businesses and organizations
who help make our work possible:

  • Alternatives for Children
  • ARF Hamptons
  • Argento Southampton
  • Armin & Judy
  • Athelta, Bridgehampton
  • Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
  • Boyscouts Troup 58
  • Catena's Market
  • Citarella
  • Compass Cares
  • Corwith Farms
  • Douglas Elliman
  • East End Food Insitute
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Flour Power
  • Goldberg's
  • Golden Pear Cafe
  • Hamptons United
  • Hamptons United Methodist Church
  • HAPCO Farms/Fresh from the Start 
  • Hometown Taxi
  • I Love Ukraine
  • Island Harvest
  • Jones and Little
  • Kiwanis Club
  • The Gertrude and Leonard McComb Foundation
  • Long Island Cares
  • Mayor Jesse Warren and the Village Board of Trustees 

  • North Sea Farms
  • Old Town Lodge Free Masons
  • Organización Latino-Americana
  • Peconic Prime Meats
  • Pro Bono Partnership
  • Propane Depot
  • Provisions
  • Rogers Family Farm
  • Rogers Memorial Library
  • Sabrosa Mexican Grill
  • Share the Harvest
  • Sip 'n Soda
  • Slow Food East End
  • Southampton Little League
  • Southampton History Museum
  • Southampton Rotary
  • Southampton Union Free School District
  • Spanish Apostolate 
  • Supervisor Jay Schneiderman and the Southampton Town Board
  • Supplies for Success
  • SYS Recreation Center
  • Tate's
  • The Avenues School
  • The Children's School
  • The Green Thumb
  • Twin Forks Fuel 

Thank you for your incredible support!

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1. What is the best way to help?

Monetary donations directly help us to feed our neighbors in need. Donate here!

2. Are you accepting food or clothing donations?

Currently, we are accepting food, coats, and winter clothing donations. The drop-off times are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10AM-2PM. Please call our office upon arrival (631-283-6415).

3. Do you need volunteers?

Yes! Please sign up on our website here

4. How does one register for the food pantry?

One can register ahead by calling our office (631-283-6415) to speak with our bilingual staff. New customers are welcome to visit during food pantry hours- Wednesdays and Fridays from 10AM-12PM. Upon arrival, they will be asked to fill out a registration form and provide valid identification. This form is used solely for reporting numbers to the food bank so we receive enough food to feed our customers.

Our mission is simple - to help people in our local community who are in need with dignity and without discrimination. For the past 43 years, we've been able to do that together. We thank you!

Warmest regards,

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