We would like to take a moment to say thank you. Our annual Backpack Kids fundraiser is off to an incredible start thanks to our supporters whose generosity is going to directly impact the lives of local children. Every donation is used to purchase food for summer meals, gift cards for clothing, lunchboxes, water bottles, sporting equipment, and so much more for students in need. We're a third of the way to our goal of $50,000.

Click here to support Backpack Kids today!
Thank goodness for your generous support and our local farms! The cost of food has gone up dramatically for our clients, as well as for us. We have been able to keep up with the increased demand for our help by giving more fresh fruits and vegetables generously donated to us by HAPCO Farms, Share the Harvest, Amber Waves, Green Thumb and Bridge Lane Farms.

In addition to a week's worth of fruits and vegetables, your donations allow us to purchase and distribute non-perishables, dairy products, and frozen meat.

So far this month, we have served 1228 people, 250 more than July 2021. We continue to see our neighbors struggle to get by with the rising cost of living. Your donation today will enable us to support those who rely on us week after week.
Our Assistance Program provides a safety net for those struggling to make ends meet, and works to ensure all children in our community have what they need to thrive. Here are but a few examples in July that demonstrate the impact this program makes on our community: 

  • Provided scholarships for children to attend summer camp or recreation programs to keep them happy and busy all summer long

  • Covered a car repair for a low-income family

  • Helped a family of 7 relocate to an area that is more affordable and register their kids for school

  • Purchased a new stove for a local family

  • Arranged medical transportation for a new mother to take her baby to doctor's appointments

  • Plus so much more for seniors, veterans, cancer patients, and others going through a hard time.

To support this service...
Thursday, August 11th is our beach party Moonlit Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton. Get your tickets today to join us for the evening, plunge or no plunge.

It's going to be a blast with DJ, drinks, bonfire, s'mores, games for kids, and all of us together!

Your donations to our Backpack Kids program went right to purchasing $5,000 in gift cards for local students to be able to purchase back-to-school clothes and shoes.

Tanger Outlets generously waived all activation fees, and gave our families coupon books so they could buy even more.
Thank you to these local businesses and organizations
who help make our work possible:
  • Alternatives for Children
  • ARF Hamptons
  • Argento Southampton
  • 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,