SERVING OUR COMMUNITY SINCE 1989 AND GROWING EVERYDAY
Founded by a group of caring and committed local people who saw a need and knew they had to do something, The East Hampton Food Pantry opened in 1989. From the basement at the Senior Center to wherever we could serve the hungry were our roots and volunteers who still to this day put their integrity and soul to help others in need. The number of households seeking our services catapulted from 2,180 in 1989 to 15,661 in 2010 and getting bigger every year.
Numbers rise and fall, annually, but over time, the need for food continues to increase and the East Hampton Food Pantry remains active and essential to the community, especially seniors and especially during Thanksgiving and Christmas week.
FEEDING LOCAL FAMILIES
No organization on the East End is more important to the well-being of local residents in need.
The East Hampton Food Pantry works closely with individuals and families to make sure no one in our community is hungry. Our primary location is in East Hampton, with additional operations at East Hampton High School and in Amagansett.
Every season brings challenges to our clients, and of course, winter is the roughest time of year. The food we provide can often means families and individuals can pay for heat, medical care, and the ongoing needs of growing children.
The East Hampton Food Pantry serves over 300 families in East Hampton and Amagansett every week, and we feed East Hampton High School students as well. We maintain a center for collection, storage and distribution of food to meet our communities growing needs.
“Peace begins when the hungry are fed.”
“The happiest people are those who do the most for others.”
“You pray for the hungry. Then you feed them. That’s how prayer works.”
“If you can’t feed 100 people, then feed just one.”
“We don’t need researchers nor scientists to find a cure for hunger. The simple cure is you.”
OUR THREE PANTRIES
159 Pantigo Road
Food Distribution: Every Tuesday,
Distribucion de la Comida: Cada Martes,
Food donations accepted
Volunteers are needed on Tuesdays, 10-6 pm.
Call us at 631-324-2300 for more information and weather-related closings
486 Montauk Hwy, Amagansett, NY 11930 in the community room.
Food is delivered on the first Tuesday every month at this time. Please call 631-324-2300 for more info
4 PM – 6 PM.
East Hampton High School:
2 Long Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937
We distribute sealed food products, healthy snacks, toiletries, and hygiene products to low-income East Hampton High School students, and redirect to our main food pantry to help provide for their families. This convenient location gives students easier access to food assistance and allows them to feel more comfortable. Confidentiality is guarded carefully and guidance counselors and teachers work with us discreetly.
Call 631 329-4130 for more information.
Paul Rickenbach, Jr.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Russell J. Calemmo
Brian Lester, Esq. Tarbet & Lester
Rev. Dr. Connie Jones
Aubrey H. Peterson
IN THE PRESS
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Polar Bear Plunge Raises $15k for Food Pantry
The East Hampton Food Pantry has tallied up the numbers from Sunday's event. On New Year's Day, people braved the chilly waters of the Atlantic Ocean for the annual at . The next day, the
Catch the Annual Santa Parade
Parade ushers in the Christmas spirit. You won't find Scrooge here -- the in East Hampton Village is only for those who want holiday cheer. Set for Saturday at 10 a.m., the parade is always
Lions Club Tries to Raise Awareness of Food Pantry Needs
The group will hand out candy canes asking for donations for East Hampton Food Pantry. For the East Hampton Lions Club, the on Saturday won't be just an excuse to wear an elf's hat or
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