The Feed the Need Campaign:

The Coronavirus pandemic has devastated our local East End economy. Many people who have never before needed assistance are finding themselves lacking the financial resources to weather this economic storm. The medium income in our area is one of the lowest in the county because of low wage seasonal employment in service industry jobs.  And this year, seasonal employment is uncertain at best.  Those real life challenges, for the people who live and work in our community, have put unprecedented pressure on food pantries who are serving dramatically increasing numbers of families.  And many pop-up pantries have mobilized to make sure no one goes hungry.

How Aftee is Feeding The Need

  • The AFTEE Feed the Need Campaign is a unified effort of business people, government leaders, concerned community members and others raising funds to address both the rapidly growing food insecurity of the region as well as other issues that may arise due to the pandemic.
  • Working with the Long Island Community Foundation/ AFTEE Fund, non-profits are invited to submit grants to support their efforts.
  • Funds are made available within days of approval and put to work in the community as quickly as possible.

Special Thanks

As the saying goes, it takes a village and Aftee has been fortunate to have inspiring community support.  Fundraising began in earnest in mid-March with a preliminary goal of $1million.  AFTEE has nearly achieved that number.  However,  fundraising initiatives must continue in order to support local needs not just today, but into the future.

  • Andrew Sabin Family Foundation
  • Anonymous
  • The Bridge
  • Marty and Michelle Cohen
  • Nicolette Donen and Clifford Ross
  • Shinnecock Hills Golf Club
  • Southampton Town
  • The Willem de Kooning Foundation


  • 91 East Productions
  • 98.5 La Fiesta
  • My Country 96.1 fm
  • Dans Independent Media
  • The East Hampton Press
  • The East Hampton Star
  • The Express News Group
  • Historic Films
  • LI News Radio 103.9 fm
  • Oldies 98.1
  • Party 105.3
  • Sag Harbor American Music Festival
  • Times Review Media Group
  • WLNG 92.1 FM
  • WRIV 1390 AM

 Partner Food Pantries

Blaze Church
50 Bell Ave, Flanders, NY 11901
Phone: 631-525-7248
Director:  Keith Indovino

Bridgehampton Food Pantry
St. Ann’s Episcopal Church
2357 Main St, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
P.O. Box 1161, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Phone: (631)481-8179
Director: Tom White

3176 Front Street
Greenport. 11944
Area Served: Northfork and Shelter Island
Phone: 631-477-1717
Director  Cathy Demerto

East Hampton Food Pantry
159 Pantigo Rd. 11937
Phone: 631-324-2300
Area Served – East Hampton Town
Director: Vicki Littman

Hampton Bays/St. Rosalies Church
31 East Montauk Highway. Hampton Bays 11946
Area Served: Hampton Bays to East Quoque and Flanders
Phone: 631-728-9249
Director: Catherine Andrejack

Heart of the Hamptons/Sacred Heart Church
168 Hill Street. 11968
Phone: 631-283-6415
Area Served: Southampton Town
Director:  Hilton Crosby

Immaculate Conception Food Pantry/Immaculate Conception Church
580 Main St, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Phone: (631)288-1423
Director:  Ann Beck/Rev. Michael Bartholomew

The Lord’s Cupboard Food Pantry
North Fork United Methodist Church
NFUMC, PO Box 1286, Cutchogue, NY 11935
53345 Main Rd, Feather Hill Village, Unit 10-2, Southold
Phone: (631)816-1742
Email: or
Director: Susan Duffin / Pastor Tom McCloud

Montauk /St. Therese Parish Center
67 South Essex Street. 11954
Amagansett Satellite
Mailing Address:  PO Box 997 – Montauk
Area Served: Montauk to Amagansett
Director: Alice Housnik

North Fork Parrish Outreach
Church of St. Agnes
P.O. Box 584, Greenport, NY 11944
523 Front St, Greenport, NY 11944
Phone: 631-477-6469
Director: Loretta Hatzel-Geraci

Rise Life Services
The Main Street Market Food Pantry
901 East Main St, Suite 500
Riverhead, NY 11901
Phone: (631)727-6220
Director: Jo-Ann Vitale

Sag Harbor/Old Whalers Church
44 Union Street. 11963
PO Box 1241, 11963
Area Served: Sag Harbor
Phone: 631-725-0437
Director: Evelyn Ramunno

Springs Food Pantry/Springs Community Presbyterian Church
Old Stone Highway, East Hampton 11937
Area Served:  The Springs
Phone: 631-324-4791
Email: springsfoodpantry@gmail,com
Director:  Holly Wheaton

Wainscott Food Pantry/Living Water Church
P.O. Box 380, Wainscott, NY 11975
69 Industrial Rd, Wainscott, NY 11975
Phone: (631)537-2120
Director: Dorothy Cronley(631)324-9554