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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Heart of the Hamptons Implements Emergency Response Plan to Help During Covid-19

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Heart of the Hamptons continues to monitor the development of COVID-19 and is making adjustments as necessary. We are doing the best we can to support community members now and in the future!

UPDATES
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, we have implemented an emergency response plan to ensure the safety and health of everyone. Starting March 25th, we limited our distribution to Wednesdays only, from 10AM-12PM. Select employees and volunteers have come on the off days to pre-pack grocery bags filled with double the quantity of food that customers would normally receive. We distribute three grocery bags to each family and provide an extra bag to families with more than three people. The first bag contains canned vegetables, canned fruit, dried beans, tuna, pasta, dry cereal, and canned soups. The second bag contains peanut butter, rice, tortillas, shelf-stable milk, oil, salt, flour and juice. The third bag contains fresh produce donated weekly by HAPCO Farms, including lettuce, tomatoes, avocados, broccoli, pineapples, local horseradish, potatoes, apples, oranges, etc., and frozen chicken, turkey or pork. We transport the pre-packed grocery bags upstairs to tables set up outside. To limit exposure, we have started a drive-thru service. As customers arrive, they remain in their cars and we bring the grocery bags to them. 

Food Distribution Statistics:
April 8th- distributed to 153 families, including 83 new households. During the entire month of January, we distributed 7,331 meals. In just over 2 hours, we distributed 5,998 meals!
April 1st – distributed to 120+ families, approximately 12,000 pounds of food
March 25th – distributed to 52 families (one family every 2.3 minutes)

We have suspended Wednesday Meals.

We are not accepting clothing or food donations at this time.

Monetary donations are very critical right now, as they enable us to purchase larger quantities of food to keep up with the current demand!


If you have any additional questions, please email hilton@heartofthehamptons.org.

Donations can be made on our website: https://heartofthehamptons.org/donate/

We wish you and your loved ones health and safety during this time.

Best,
Heart of the Hamptons


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