In response to Barack Obama's call for a National Day of Service on January 19th, we will be launching a special drive for donations to The Sag Harbor Food Pantry. At a time when so many of our neighbors are in need of food and basic supplies, we felt this was a good way to show our commitment to our community. We will be accepting donations of money, food, clothing and household supplies at Kathryn Levy's house, 244 Madison Street from 11-2 PM on the 19th. From 2-5 that afternoon we will be available to pick up donations at your location.
The Sag Harbor Food Pantry is most in need of donations of money, which can be either in cash or checks made out to The Sag Harbor Food Pantry and sent to them at 44 Union Street, PO Box 1241, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. All contributions are tax deductible. We would appreciate your letting us know what you have donated so we can track the effectiveness of this approach.
They are also in need of the following supplies:
Whole wheat sliced bread
Swiss or Munster cheese
Poultry or meat
Canned tuna and salmon
Bars of soap
Tissues and toilet paper
If you wish us to pick up a donation at your location on the 19th, please let us know by e-mail as soon as possible. Also, if you are interested in working with us on collecting donations, we would welcome any help.
The Sag Harbor Food Pantry would also like us to draw your attention to a food drive and fundraiser on Saturday, January 17th in support of all of our local food pantries. It is sponsored by the Art of Eating and Hamptons Event Management Int'l. For more information, go to their website www.ladlesoflove.com.
We hope that this will be the beginning of a continuing commitment on all of our parts to our neighbors in need. If you want more information about the Sag Harbor Food Pantry, their website is www.sagharborfoodpantry.com.