Our friend, Willow, helping at a lemonade stand
September is Hunger Action Month. This month, and every month, we work tirelessly to ensure that no one in our community suffers from hunger. Whether a family visits our food pantry once, or every week, our services provide a critical safety net for our most vulnerable community members. 

Will you support our mission of preventing hunger in our town? Your gift today will go directly to stock our pantry with nutritious food staples, purchase snacks for students, baby formula and more.

Click here to donate now!
The summer is typically our "quiet season" at the food pantry, as seasonal work is in full swing. However, due to the effects of the pandemic, even our slower months are vastly busier than ever before. This month, we had 340 visits to the food pantry, compared to 189 visits in September 2019.

Thank you to our supporters and donors whose generosity helps us continue to meet the increased need. This month, we thank HAPCO Farms/Fresh from the Start for donating fresh produce, North Sea Farms for donating bread and eggs, Waverly Place for hosting a food drive, and Long Island Cares and Island Harvest for their continued support.

Please consider donating today to help us feed our neighbors in need this month and beyond.
Julie Hopson, the Community Entitlement Advocate for the Town of Southampton
The Assistance Program provides a network of services for those in need in our community, including seniors, adults, children and veterans. We work very closely with local businesses and organizations to connect our neighbors with the resources and support they need. Local elders who live on fixed incomes are some of our most vulnerable community members, due to the high cost of living that has caused many of their family members to move away.

This month, with the help of Julie Hopson and the Town of Southampton, we purchased a new water heater, a new thermostat, comfortable shoes, and portable phones for local senior citizens.

To support this service...
Left: Supplies for Success & Hamptons United packing backpacks with school supplies
Right: Maribel & Maripaz making care packages for students
Amazing news! Thanks to YOU, we met our goal of $50,000 for our Annual Backpack Kids fundraiser! 

For many families, the start of school is an exciting time. But for some students, it can be a time filled with anxiety and embarrassment. Your support has allowed us to respond and assist with every request for help that has come our way from local schools and families.

Together, we…

  • Distributed approximately 200 backpacks packed with school supplies and dropped off extra supplies to local schools, with the incredible help of Supplies for Success
  • Purchased grade specific supplies so every student has exactly what they need
  • Distributed $5,000 worth of Tanger Outlet gift cards to families for back-to-school clothing and shoes 
  • Provided a new tennis racket, sportswear and sneakers for a student so they could join the school tennis team - thank you Tennis East
  • Packed 50 bags filled with socks and underwear for students in need
  • Purchased a car seat so a 4 year-old student could safely ride the bus
  • Picked up donated toothbrushes and toothpaste for students from our friends at Hampton Dental Group 
  • Provided lunchboxes and water bottles to students
  • Distributed breakfasts and lunches every week throughout the summer with the help of Long Island Cares

We cannot thank you enough for your commitment to bettering the lives of local children. 
Please join us for Le Tip's first Annual East End BBQ Cookout & Pig Roast! Le Tip is a national organization whose mission is to help small local businesses grow. The local chapter, Le Tip of Hampton Bays, is generously donating a portion of the proceeds from the event to HOH! So come on down to meet new people, dance to the DJ, participate in the Chinese auction and 50/50 raffles, eat and drink...all while supporting our local community!

Where: Flanders Men's Club (behind the Big Duck)
1018 Flanders Road 
Flanders, NY 11901
When: Sunday, October 10th from 12PM to 5PM

Purchase tickets at LeTipOfHamptonBays.com before October 4th. Click here to learn more and watch their promo video.

Thank you, Le Tip of Hampton Bays!
Thank you to these organizations who supported us this month:

  • Supplies for Success - thank you for donating backpacks and school supplies for our food pantry customers!
  • Waverly Place - thank you for guiding our youth to give to others and hosting a food drive for HOH (pictured here).
Thank you to these local businesses and organizations
who help make our work possible:
  • Alternatives for Children
  • ARF Hamptons
  • Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
  • Boy Scouts Troop 58
  • Catena's
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Hampton Dental Group
  • Hamptons United
  • Hamptons United Methodist Church
  • HAPCO Farms/Fresh from the Start 
  • Hometown Taxi
  • Island Harvest
  • Jones and Little
  • Long Island Cares
  • Mayor Jesse Warren and the Village Board of Trustees
  • North Sea Farms
  • Organización Latino-Americana
  • Peconic Prime Meats
  • Pro Bono Partnership
  • Sabrosa Mexican Grill
  • Sip 'n Soda
  • Southampton Historical Museum
  • Supervisor Jay Schneiderman and the Southampton Town Board
  • Spanish Apostolate 
  • Tate's
  • Thyme & Again
  • Twin Forks Fuel
  • Wellness Foundation
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 only accepting food 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.
Helen Keller once said "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." Our community proves that to be true. Your support means the world to us and those we serve. Thank you.

Warmest regards,