Pictured: Our adorable friends delivering food they collected on our behalf

Just this month, our groceries provided over 36,000 meals for local families, the most in a single month everKeep reading to learn more about what has been going on.

 

To support those in need, click here.

Pictured: Stephen and Bailey delivering boxes full of bread donated by Provisions Natural Foods

This month, we more than doubled our numbers from last March. We have had 1,218 visits to our pantry. We almost can't believe this number. This has been the busiest time ever in our 43-year history by far. We are flying through food and struggling to even have enough space to keep what we need.


As you can see, we need more food than ever before! Please consider hosting a food collection or donating to help us purchase food. Healthy food is a basic human right!


Sign up here to organize a food drive to help us keep our shelves stocked.


Thank you to the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons, Sally Booth and the East Quogue Post Office, and our pre-school friends pictured above for hosting food drives this month. We cannot tell you how grateful we are for your help in providing for our neighbors in need!

 

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

GIVE TODAY


Want to do more to help? Let us know if you are willing to pick up food from a local retailer that wants to donate to us.

Pictured: Southampton Town Advocate Julie Hopson hard at work for our clients

Our Assistance Program provides a safety net for local families and individuals who are struggling to make ends meet. In March, we provided emergency financial support for 46 families. Here are a few expenses we covered that demonstrate the impact this program makes on people's lives: 

 

  • Paid the permit application fee for a food pantry customer to apply for a driver's license
  • Provided bathing suits and towels for SES so kids without could participate in the water safety swim program at the YMCA
  • Had a furnace repaired for a senior so she could get her heat back on
  • Purchased medication that wasn't covered by insurance for a man on dialysis
  • Paid one month's rent for a single mom that is graduating from nursing school and hasn't been able to work as much while she studies for the licensing exam

 

Plus: heating oil deliveries, medical rides for seniors and cancer patients, gaps in rent, and so much more. Altogether we provided nearly $27,000 in support for our neighbors this month.


We are able to be a crucial safety net and helping hand thanks to donors like you. 

HELP SOMEONE IN NEED


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

Help us feed our community,

Join the Slow Food East End Flour Power Bakers!


Become A Member of This Amazing Baking Community


Flour Power is a Slow Food East End initiative and a way members of the community can provide home-baked loaves of bread to local food pantries and we are so grateful to be a new partner. Their goal is to nourish and bring joy to people through a personal touch with hearty home-baked love. We know the loaves will be incredibly appreciated by our customers - so much so that we are hosting an intro workshop to find new bakers.

Since launching this program in 2021, Flour Power has provided over 1000 loaves to the North Fork Spanish Apostolate in Riverhead, and earlier this year the program was expanded for the benefit of CAST North Fork in Southold. We are excited to announce that they will now be partnering with us too!


Join the baking hands of our community and bake bread for our families! Be a part of this Baker's Workshop (Heart of the Hamptons - 168 Hill Street, Southampton) April 19th from 5:30-7:00pm. Come learn more about the Flour Power program and how you can volunteer and help provide freshly baked bread for families in need. Event is FREE to attend, more info to follow. Stay tuned! 


Baker's Workshop- Wednesday, April 19, 2023 

RSVP for the Workshop

MARCH SPOTLIGHT

 

We've teamed up with Southampton Little League to provide scholarships for local children to play baseball and softball this spring. Sports have the power to unite like nothing else!

 

Every child, regardless of their ability to pay, deserves the right to play!

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

  • AFTEE
  • 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
  • Douglass Elliman
  • 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
  • Propane Depot
  • 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
  • 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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