food pantry

Ricardo (Ricky) Delgado & The Main Street Market Food Pantry

  Ricardo Delgado, better known as Ricky, is a friendly and welcoming personality who greets you eagerly as you enter the Main Street Market Food Pantry located at the RISE Life Services office building in Suite 500 at 901 East Main Street, in downtown Riverhead. Ricky is the manager of the food pantry. It’s a very important job, but Ricky tells us that he has fun at work all of the time and looks forward to his work days each week. Mr....

Volunteers from Day Program Help Food Pantry

The Main Street Connection, RISE Life Services’ day program without walls, has been helping RISE’s Main Street Market food pantry each week. Every Monday, the group travels to the Island Harvest warehouse to pick up food donations supplementary to the weekly allotment received during Wednesday’s delivery. A small group loads the van and then everyone helps unpack the food into the pantry for Wednesday when it’s open to the public. Additionally, once or twice per...

A Year in Review

The year 2018 was full of growth and positive change. We look back now on our year in blogs and are thrilled with the success we have experienced; along with the details we learned about our staff, residents and our programs. Thank you for joining us on this journey and reading our blogs each week. We enjoyed sharing about the expansion of our food pantry; the addition of our day program, The Main Street Connection; the improvements to our Northville Sensory...

Giving Tuesday 2018

This Nov 27th is #GivingTuesday. Giving Tuesday is a worldwide day of giving, a social movement, that begins after a weekend of shopping from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday has become an important part of our fundraising each year. This year we are fundraising to impact The Main Street Market Food Pantry. Our food pantry has grown significantly over the last year, but so has the need. The community who depends on us continues to grow,...

Thanks + Giving

This week is Thanksgiving and we are thankful for so many things: our team, our community of supporters and most importantly, the individuals we serve in our programs. We are currently reflecting back on the past year and year before that to measure our growth and review the changes that took place. During this season, it is also a time to consider giving. We have grown significantly since 2017 and have implemented numerous positive changes and proven effective practices, increasing programs...

The Main Street Market Food Pantry: Holiday Food Drive

Thanksgiving is fast approaching. Throughout most of our homes, family and friends will come together around the table to give thanks and share a delicious meal. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and all of the trimmings will fill most tables. Well, at least we wish it was most tables. However, many of our own neighbors will not be enjoying an abundant meal because they don’t have the money to shop for food for their families. Our food pantry,...

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