Main Street

The New Face of Fundraising

Fundraising. What is it exactly? It is comprised of many different levels and comes in a variety of forms. Traditionally, there are fundraising events. We love those! Now those events encompass so much more than before. There are galas, ticketed formal events and casino nights. There are experiences at unique venues, golf outings and even those which honor someone prominent in their community. Fundraising is even more than events though and even that branch of nonprofit revenue boasts something completely...

RISE FOOD PANTRY TO HOST ISLAND HARVEST COMMUNITY FOOD DISTRIBUTION

RISE Life Services operates The Main Street Market Food Pantry, which is open every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone is welcome to come and get food from us. Most of those who do utilize this resource have difficulty providing for themselves or their families. The community finds out about it through Island Harvest, the main source of our donated food distribution, who lists it on their website and on signage throughout all of Suffolk County. Now, RISE...

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...

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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