Pictured: Southampton High School students volunteering to help pack groceries bags
Did you know that over 50% of local students depend on free and reduced-price school breakfast and lunch? This is a staggering number that most people cannot believe.

When school is not in session, many parents rely on us to feed their families. This summer, our annual Lunchbox Kids fundraiser will allow us to continue to provide vital nutrition to children in need. 

To support local students, click here.
Pictured: Nick delivering all of the food collected by the Southampton Elementary School
Our Lunchbox Kids Program is in full effect! Last summer we provided over 15,000 meals to local children in addition to the regular 3 bags of groceries that we provide to their families each week. The food we are able to provide is dependent on community support. For several months we have been spending over $2,000 a week to purchase the food we need.

We are so grateful to the Southampton Elementary students for making a food drive part of their end of year celebration! The food they collected will go a long way to help feed their classmates this summer!

And thank you to the Southampton Intermediate School students for raising $5,416 at their annual Run Against Hunger to help us continue to provide food for those in need.

The future is bright with these caring kids!

To help us continue to provide vital nutrition to local families...
For many kids summer is something to look forward to. But for a lot of the children we serve it is a time of loneliness and uncertainty. Parents are busy working, and the high cost of camps and lack of transportation often means low-income families cannot participate.

Our Assistance Program serves local children all throughout the year. At the beginning of each school year, we give backpacks packed with school supplies and provide clothing, shoes, and coats. Here are but a few examples of what else our Backpack Kids support provides:

  • Scholarships for summer camp to make sure all kids are busy and safe.

  • Fun experiences they might not otherwise get in partnership with the Southampton Town Youth Bureau to do trips to Splish Splash, Adventureland and canoeing.

  • The cost for HS students to take BOCES exams to be certified in areas that will help provide immediate job opportunities upon graduation.

  • Sporting equipment, instruments and school concert attire for students to participate in programs of interest to them.

  • Provide Tanger Outlet gift cards to students in need of new clothes, shoes, and coats.

To support our Backpack Kids program...
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Join us for a Moonlit Plunge on Thursday, August 11th at Coopers Beach.

Take the Plunge to End Hunger! Sign up now

Headed to the Southampton Village 4th of July Parade?

Visit our adorable friends at Argento Southampton as they host their second annual Lemonade Stand to benefit the kids we serve at Heart of the Hamptons.

To host your own lemonade stand send us a message by clicking here
Thank you to these local businesses and organizations
who help make our work possible:
  • Alternatives for Children
  • ARF Hamptons
  • Argento Southampton
  • Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
  • Boyscouts Troup 58
  • Catena's Market
  • Compass Cares
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 and summer clothing. 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,