For many of us, summer is a time for fun and relaxation. Sadly, that's not the case for lots of low-income families. Between the absence of daily school meals and the structure of school days, the summer months can be burdened with stress and loneliness.


Thanks to your generous donations to Backpack & Lunchbox Kids, we helped make summer brighter for local kids. We sent children to fun campssuccessfully distributed kids meals, clothing and more to make sure all kids return to school in September happy and healthy.


We hosted a Back to School Bash along with the First Presbyterian Church to give kids a fun day out, get haircuts, pick out their backpacks generously provided by Supplies for Success, play games, do art projects, have a yummy breakfast, and take home books donated by Rogers Memorial Library and The Children's School. 

With your help we also purchased Tanger gift cards for Southampton Schools to distribute so kids can buy back-to-school clothing and shoes. We ordered dozens of lunchboxes and water bottles for our most vulnerable families

In the coming weeks, we will continue to provide everything kids need for a great start to the new school year. Please join us by making a donation here to support local students today!

Surprisingly, 50% of families in Southampton Schools and 60% of families in Tuckahoe Schools rely on free and reduced-priced breakfast and lunch. To support families in the summer, our food pantry distributes five breakfasts, five lunches and snacks every week to local children, thanks to Lunchbox Kids and Long Island Cares.

We continue to see more families struggling to have enough food. So far in August we have given 12,789 meals worth of groceries compared to 7,741 for the same time period last year.  Please consider donating unopened, not expired food to help us continue to meet this dramatic increase. We accept food donations on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10AM-2PM. 

We know the start of fall means seasonal work will begin to dwindle and our customers will turn to us to keep their families fed. With your help, we will continue to serve our neighbors enough nutritious food staples every week.


In the summer months most of our families are working enough to keep up with their basic living expenses. But for seniors on fixed incomes the rising cost of living is wreaking havoc. Our Assistance Program is a vital resource for seniors struggling to make ends meet. Here are but a few examples from August that demonstrate the impact this program has for local seniors. 

  • Purchased clothing and shoes for a low-income senior

  • Paid a utility bill for a senior to avoid their electricity being shut-off

  • Covered rent for a senior while they recover from surgery

  • Arranged medical transportation for a senior to receive cardiac rehab 

  • Paid outstanding medical expenses for a senior so they could continue to receive care 

To support this service...


Our first Moonlit Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton was the best! We had so much fun and can't wait for next year! 

Thank you to the Southampton Village Ocean Rescue, Southampton Volunteer Ambulance, and Southampton Village Fire Department for keeping us all safe and the Southampton Village Board of Trustees for allowing us to host this!

Thank you to our incredible sponsors AFTEE, Henri Hospitality, Sabrosa Mexican Grill, Hamptons Protection Group, Spirit Fruit, Liquid Death, Provisions, Share the Harvest, Propane Depot and to all individuals that generously supported the event!  

Proceeds from the event are allowing us to keep up with the rising cost of food. If you missed the event you can still donate to support our efforts.

Sabrosa Mexican Grill in Water Mill is donating a percentage of all sales to us for the month of August.  

Visit them anytime in the next to help support Heart of the Hamptons! 

We are so lucky to have their continued support! 

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

  • Alternatives for Children
  • ARF Hamptons
  • Argento Southampton
  • Armin & Judy
  • Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
  • Boyscouts Troup 58
  • Catena's Market
  • Compass Cares
  • East End Food Insitute
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • 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
  • Provisions
  • Rogers Family Farm
  • Rogers Memorial Library
  • Sabrosa Mexican Grill
  • Share the Harvest
  • Sip 'n Soda
  • Southampton Little League
  • Southampton History Museum
  • Southampton Rotary
  • Southampton Union Free School District
  • Spanish Apostolate 
  • Supervisor Jay Schneiderman and the Southampton Town Board
  • Tate's
  • The Avenues School
  • The Children's School
  • 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 and summer 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. For the past 42 years, we've been able to do so because of your incredible support. We thank you!

Warmest regards,
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