Our friends from Supplies for Success and Hamptons United packed 60 backpacks with school supplies
For many of us, summer is a time for fun and relaxation. Sadly, that's not the case for many low-income families. Between the absence of daily school meals and the structure of school days, the summer months can be burdened with stress and fear.

Thanks to your generous donations to Backpack & Lunchbox Kids, we were able to ease some pressure on local parents. We sent nine children to summer camp and successfully distributed meals, clothing and more to students in our community.

In addition, we gave $5,000 in gift cards to Southampton Schools for families to purchase new back-to-school clothing and shoes. None of this would be possible without your generous support! We thank you.

Click here to support local students today!
Left - Zach & Baker unloading a food delivery from Long Island Cares
Right - Maribel & Francisco with freshly grown cucumbers courtesy of North Sea Farms
Surprisingly, 50% of families in Southampton Schools and 60% of families in Tuckahoe Schools rely on free and reduced-priced breakfast and lunch. To support our families this summer, our food pantry distributed five breakfasts, five lunches and snacks every week to local children, thanks to Lunchbox Kids and Long Island Cares.

The past few months, we welcomed several new volunteers to assist in the food pantry. Simply put, we couldn't do this work without you. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for donating your time to serve our neighbors in need. We will need some new volunteers to help this fall, if you're interested in volunteering, sign up here.

As seasonal work begins to dwindle, our customers will turn to us to keep their families fed. With your help, we will continue to serve our neighbors nutritious food staples every week that they may not otherwise have access to.
Julie Hopson, the Community Entitlement Advocate for the Town of Southampton, works closely with HOH's Assistance Program to care for our neighbors in need
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 August that demonstrate the impact this program makes on our community: 

  • Paid for home oil for a family who is unable to work due to ongoing cancer treatments
  • Helped a single mother whose apartment had just been damaged in a fire
  • Ordered new clothing and shoes for a disabled resident
  • Helped a senior citizen purchase a new hot water heater
  • Purchased new boots for a group of seasonal workers to have safe work shoes
  • Distributed backpacks packed with school supplies to local students

To support this service...
Left - Hailey, Riley & Blake
Right - Tessa & Colin
The younger generation showing us what community is all about! This month, these incredible individuals donated the proceeds from their Lemonade Stands to HOH, totaling approximately $3,000! We thank you for making this town a better place. We are so inspired each and every one of you.
Pictured: Felicia & JoAnne from Hadassah hosting a food drive for HOH
  • AFTEE - thank you for your continued support
  • Alternatives for Children - thank you for working with us
  • ARF Hamptons - thank you for donating pet food
  • Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary - thank you for providing a home for HOH 
  • Catena's - thank you for your support
  • First Presbyterian Church - thank you for your support
  • Hamptons United - thank you for your continued support
  • HAPCO Farms/Fresh from the Start - thank you for donating fresh fruits and vegetables to feed our customers every week
  • Hometown Taxi - thank you for your continued assistance 
  • Island Harvest - thank you for your support
  • Jones and Little - provides expert accounting guidance
  • Jose Carmona - thank you for donating a refrigerator to the food pantry
  • Long Island Cares - thank you for being an incredibly loyal partner and continuing to donate pallets of food every month
  • Mayor Jesse Warren and the Village Board of Trustees - thank you for our future home
  • North Sea Farms - donates fresh bread and pastries every week
  • Organización Latino-Americana (OLA) - thank you for working with us 
  • Peconic Prime Meats - donates twenty pounds of ground beef every week
  • Pro Bono Partnership - provides legal guidance
  • Sabrosa Mexican Grill - thank you for your support
  • Share the Harvest Farm - thank you for donating fresh zucchini and lettuce
  • Shinnecock Indian Education Program - thank you for the generous food donation
  • Sip 'n Soda - thank you for working with us
  • Southampton Camp & Club - hosted a very successful food drive and worked with Supplies for Success to pack 105 backpacks for HOH!
  • Southampton Historical Museum - we are grateful for your friendship
  • Spanish Apostolate - thank you for your support and partnership
  • Supplies for Success - thank you for donating a total of 145 backpacks with school supplies for our customers
  • SYA - thank you for working with us to send nine local students to camp and for the food donation
  • Tate's - donates bread and pastries every week
  • Tote Taxi - thank you for your support
  • Twin Forks Fuel - thank you for working with us
  • Wellness Foundation - provides vital health resources and recipe cards for our registered families
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.
To our volunteers, staff, donors and supporters alike -- we thank you for being part of our giving community.

Warmest regards,