Pictured: Molly, her son Nathan, Matthew and Kendra Lesta volunteering in the pantry

In the month of May, we had 810 visits to the food pantry and provided 26,433 meals worth of food to our neighbors in need. Out of those meals, 9,922 were to children in our community.

May 2023 was our busiest May ever and busier than any month last year. Thanks to loving neighbors like YOU, we are able to provide food, essential items, and most importantly a friendly place to turn to in a time of need!


Want to find out more? Keep reading!


To support our mission, click here.

Pictured: Viggo and David helping to unload a delivery of Pack It Up For Kids bags 

Did you know that over 50% of local students depend on free and reduced-price school breakfast and lunch? Our schools are considered high-poverty districts. When school is not in session, many parents rely on us to feed their families.

In the past year, we provided 116,132 meals worth of food to children in our community. This summer, our annual Lunchbox Kids fundraiser will allow us to continue to ensure no child goes hungry! 

A huge thank you to Long Island Cares for providing us with USDA Pack It Up for Kids weekend meal bags during the school year. Each care package has provided 6 ready-to-eat meals for children to have over the weekends. During the Summer this essential program will be on hold until the next school year begins, but we will step in and purchase food to continue to provide extra meals to local kids!

Later this week the Southampton Intermediate School will host their annual Run Against Hunger to help us. To join these great young supporters, you can give online today.

Last year, the SIS students raised $5,416. Let's help them to surpass that! All the donations they are collecting will go a long way to help feed their classmates this summer!

The future is bright with these caring kids!


Want to get involved? We would love to have student and adult volunteers helping this summer. Fill out a volunteer application here.

Pictured: Maripaz helping a family sign up for other entitlement programs

Our Assistance Program serves local families and seniors all throughout the year. We are happy to see that many of our customers have started working more, but if they fall on hard times we will be here.

Here are but a few examples of what support our Assistance Program provided in the past month:


  • Paid an outstanding medical bill for a young mom just diagnosed with breast cancer
  • Purchased clothing and bedding for a homeless man who is sleeping in his car
  • Paid a security deposit for a single mom that found a year-round apartment and can move out of the winter rental she has been in.  
  • Paid rent for a senior couple who are living on disability and battling cancer
  • Arranged for a week of childcare for a single mom who is waiting for her child-care benefits application to go through so she can keep her job
  • Purchased a new oven for a low income senior
  • Paid a partial month's rent for a single father who was hurt at work 

To support our Assistance Program ..


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"The best night of the Summer!"

Join us for a Moonlit Plunge on Tuesday, August 1st at Coopers Beach. $60 per person. Sponsorship opportunities available.


Take the Plunge to End Hunger! 




The National Association of Letter Carriers, in partnership with Island Harvest, hosted Stamp out Hunger. Over 300,000 meals worth of food was collected for food pantries like us all across Long Island.



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!

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 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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