Pictured: Delicious fruits and vegetables donated by HAPCO Farms Fresh from the Start
Already this year we have provided more meals to local families than we did in all of 2019.

With constant support from our volunteers, donors, food banks, business partners, local schools, government, and most importantly...YOU, we will continue to work our hardest every day for those who experience food insecurity. Because no one can thrive on an empty stomach!

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Pictured: Francisco, getting ready for food pick up
In the month of April, we signed up 24 new families. Each month more and more new families find their way to us and we are so happy to welcome them.

Our food pantry is open to the public on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10am to 12noon or by appointment. Our grocery bags are filled with shelf stable essentials like rice, beans, peanut butter, fresh produce generously provided by HAPCO Farms / Fresh from the Start, frozen meats, and dairy products.
Our groceries provide nearly 40 meals a week for an average family. So far this year we have given out 69,105 meals worth of food! Compare that to 65,907 meals for the entire year in 2019.
As illustrated on the graph below, we continue to distribute 3x what was distributed in 2019. By working together, we'll keep feeding every family and individual who comes to our door.
*March 2020 was not calculated due to the sudden onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic

To help us continue to provide vital nutrition to local families...
Pictured: Molly and Mary Anne Fusco distributing coats to local families
Twice this month we opened our clothing room and distributed thousands of coats, clothing items, and shoes to our customers. A huge thank you to Mary Anne Fusco of Douglas Elliman for partnering with us for her 22nd annual coat drive!

Our Assistance Program serves local children, adults, and families with a wide range of support. For each request we do intake interviews to determine the full scope of needs and do our best to provide clients with support that will truly make a difference in their futures. Here are a few expenses we covered that demonstrate the impact this program makes on people's lives: 

  • Provided a scholarship for a Southampton High School student to complete their final Nursing exams through BOCES

  • Helped a stroke victim with no insurance apply for financial assistance to begin physical therapy and connected them with partners who will provide vital health care

  • Purchased a refrigerator for a family living with no access to one

  • Paid a portion of a college tuition bill for a single working mother so she could participate in her graduation ceremony

  • Partnered with Southampton and East Hampton Little Leagues to provide scholarships for young kids to play baseball. We also purchased softball and baseball gloves and cleats for students to compete on their school teams.

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To support our assistance services...
April is National Volunteer Month—a month dedicated to recognizing the invaluable service volunteers give to our organization!
For 42 years, our volunteers have been the backbone of this organization. Their dedication, tenacity, and enthusiasm is and has been nothing short of inspiring. This month, we honor YOU. Whether you've packed grocery bags, volunteered during the holidays, helped on a school project, or distributed food during food pantry, we thank you!

Thank you to our wonderful group of weekly volunteers who make our work possible.
Gary Aldrich • Tim Bishop • Steve Caputo • Carl DeRiso Laura Kim Dooley • Steve Dore • Jane Finalborgo • Bob and Alice Flynn • Julian Garcia • Carol Gilbert Lynch • Harry Hackett • Sonia Halaka • Jen Hattrick Joe Hodgens • Diane Karlin • Tanya Luss • Bruce McGowin • Casio Norwood • Anne Ramunno • Bill Sickles • Catherine Stoll • Melissa Sutter • John Tillotson • Anna Tuzzola • Lisa Vahradian • Claudia Zack-Griffing

If you would like to make an impact right here in our community, click here to become one of our volunteers


The Hopeful Kitchen, led by Chef Delaney Oser is teaching young people to give back through culinary education and community service.  

Delaney (the soup lady) has been providing us with delicious soup and prepared meals to share with our customers all winter! In partnership with the Southampton Kiwanis Club and the local Boy Scouts they cooked almost 1000 quarts of soup.

Join them on May 5th for a fun Cinco de Mayo party
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
  • Boyscouts Troup 58
  • Catena's Market
  • Compass Cares
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Goldberg's
  • Golden Pear Cafe
  • Hamptons United
  • Hamptons United Methodist Church
  • HAPCO Farms/Fresh from the Start 
  • Hometown Taxi
  • Island Harvest
  • Jones and Little
  • Kiwanis Club
  • 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
  • Southampton Rotary
  • Sabrosa Mexican Grill
  • Sip 'n Soda
  • Southampton Little League
  • Southampton History Museum
  • Southampton Union Free School District
  • Supervisor Jay Schneiderman and the Southampton Town Board
  • Spanish Apostolate 
  • Tate's
  • The Avenues School
  • The Children's School
  • 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?
We are always in need of food donations. Please make sure the food items are not expired. Currently, we are only accepting Spring clothing, pants, sweaters, sweatshirts, socks, shoes. The drop-off times are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10AM-2PM. Please call our office to schedule (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 of time 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.
Only together can we do so much!

Warmest regards,