January 2023 was the busiest month we have had since April of 2020 at the height of food insecurity during the pandemic. We had 823 total visits to our Food Pantry this month, compared to 837 that April.

Thanks to your generous donations, we have been able to purchase extra food from our wholesalers to keep up with the growing demand.

Many families are finding themselves in need of our support for the first time. We typically register 20-25 new families a month, but this past month we registered 85 new families.

Every day, we witness our neighbors working as hard as they can to support themselves and their families. If there is one thing we can take off their plate, it's worrying about where their next meal is coming from.

Your support allows our customers to put healthy food on the table week after week.


Want to do more to help? Sign up here to organize a food drive to help us keep our shelves stocked.

This winter we provided scholarships for 4 local kids to play youth basketball. All throughout the year we provide opportunities for children to enjoy extra-curricular and recreational activities. A recent report noted that almost 40% of American children spend at least 1 year in poverty before they turn 18. Poverty can have a dramatic effect on physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being for children.

We are doing all we can to support families in need.

January is always one of the hardest months for many in our community. Our seasonal economy is at its lowest and the cost of home heating is at its highest. Thanks to your support, we are able to be the friend our neighbors turn to in times of need.

This month, with your help we provided over $15,000 in direct support for rent and home utility bills for families struggling to make ends meet.

We are able to be a crucial safety net and helping hand thanks to donors like you. Thank you for loving our neighbors! 


Want to get involved? Sign up here to join our team of dedicated volunteers and make a difference in your community!

This sweet girl held a coat drive for her birthday in lieu of gifts, and collected 30 coats for those in need!

Thank you, Noa, for thinking of others on your birthday. And thank you to Luanne Asta of Hamptons Learning Cottage for helping to organize this.

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
  • 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
  • Supplies for Success
  • 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, 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 42 years, we've been able to do that together. We thank you!

Continue to spread love in 2023.

Warmest regards,

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