We have great news to share! Together, we have already provided Thanksgiving meals to 1,000 residents in our community. During this time of gratitude, we thank YOU for your support the past forty-one years. Your overwhelming generosity is what has made our mission possible and changed the lives of thousands of local individuals.

But our work is not done yet...with your donation today, we will continue to provide holiday meals through the end of this year. Whether you donate money, time, or food, we thank you for helping us deliver much-needed cheer to our neighbors in need this holiday season.
Left: Molly preparing for holiday distribution
Right: Volunteers Lisa and John stocking shelves
This past week, we served 201 families, compared to 179 last year during the height of the pandemic. Sadly, this tells us our neighbors continue to depend on us to put food on the table. In addition to our standard bag of non-perishable food items, our customers received a bag filled with homemade soup, stuffing, gravy, cranberry, fresh produce, and baked goods/pies to help prepare a family holiday meal.

It took many giving individuals to make this possible. Thank you to...
  • HAPCO Farms/Fresh from the Start for providing fresh fruits and vegetables
  • The Milk Pail for donating 400 pounds of apples
  • The Southampton Town Kiwanis Club for packing 35 boxes of food staples for our customers
  • Tates and North Sea Farms for donating baked goods and pies
  • Delaney Oser of Thyme and Again and volunteers for cooking 100 quarts of delicious, hearty soup with the help of Kiwanis Club of Southampton. To join in on more cooking fun for a great cause, sign up here.
  • Our Lady of the Hamptons, Southampton High School, Southampton Cub Scouts Pack 14, and Capital One Bank for hosting successful food drives

Want to get involved? Sign up to volunteer here or click the button below to help ensure our neighbors have food for their families this holiday season.
For the past 28 years, as part of the Assistance Program, our Holiday Star Program has provided thousands of gifts to local children in need. Last year with your help, we distributed toys to over 400 children. If you would like to get involved, follow these steps: 

Step 1: Pick up a Holiday Star(s) displayed around town (listed below) signifying a requested gift (age 3-4 toy or $25 gift card for a teen).
Step 2: Deliver unwrapped gifts to the First Presbyterian Church OR Heart of the Hamptons, Monday-Friday from 9AM-3PM. We will also be collecting winter coats and unwrapped toys at the Southampton Arts Center this Saturday (11/27) from 12 PM to 4 PM. (Volunteers needed - email here!)
Step 3: Please drop off gifts by December 10th. 

The following week, families who may not otherwise be able to afford gifts will be invited to come "shop" and pick out a few presents for their children.

A big thank you to all of the businesses and churches involved in this heartfelt effort: 27 Hampton Salon, Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons, First Presbyterian Church, Fowler’s Garden Center, Hildreth’s Home Goods, La Carezza, LoveShackFancy (Southampton & Sag Harbor), Our Lady of Poland, Pellegrino’s Pizza Bar and Restaurant, People’s United Bank, Rogers Memorial Library, Schmidt’s Market, Soul Cycle Water Mill, Southrifty, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Stevenson's Toys, Stony Brook Hospital, The Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, The Children’s School, The Wharf Shop

In addition to providing healthy meals and holiday gifts, we are working extremely hard to ensure no one is cold this winter. Your donations to our rapid response Assistance Program have allowed us to provide heating oil for 11 families already this winter. You can help us by donating below or dropping off a warm winter coat, hats or gloves. Thank you to Terry Thompson, Laura Wynne, Judy Johnson and the families at the Children’s School for donating warm winter clothing for our customers.

To support this service...
We are counting down the days (18 to be exact) until the 18th Annual Polar Bear Plunge, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to benefit our year-round Food Pantry and Assistance Program.

Join us on Saturday, December 11th at 9:30AM, at Coopers Beach in Southampton to get freezin' for a local reason!

Haven't registered yet? No problem. Click here to sign up as an Individual or Create a Team. Once registered, check your email to create your personal fundraising page to share with your family and friends. Our first leaderboard will be released on Friday, so you still have plenty of time to fundraise your way to the top!
18 days too long to wait for the plunge fun? Join us THIS SATURDAY on the West Lawn of the Southampton Arts Center for Polar Bear Games! There will be games, pictures with Santa & the Polar Bear, and an opportunity to donate winter coats and unwrapped toys! Click here for more information.
SES Community Service Club posted 78 Polar Bear Plunge posters around town!
Thank you to these organizations/individuals who supported us this month:
  • Shou Sugi Ban House is donating a portion of the proceeds from their Thanksgiving dinner event to HOH.
  • Southampton Community Service Club helped us prepare for the upcoming Polar Bear Plunge and Holiday Star Program.
  • On Saturday, the Southampton Pickleball Club is hosting their 1st Annual Pickleball Charity Tournament benefiting HOH! Click here for more info.
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
  • Catena's
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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?
We are always in need of food donations. Currently, we are only accepting winter clothing, sweaters, sweatshirts, socks, gloves and hats. 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.
Wishing you and yours a Thanksgiving filled with love, happiness, and gratitude.

Warmest regards,