The RISE Main Street Market
There is a flurry of activity that happens in downtown Riverhead every Wednesday. Staff and volunteers gather from churches, soup kitchens, and food pantries from around the East End area to meet up with the Island Harvest truck, which arrives early morning to hand out equal portions of food donations for their respective locations.
This is the one day that the RISE Food Pantry will open in Riverhead and the staff, comprised of individuals from our program meets that truck in the Main Street parking lot each week. They help other community members, they stock inventory, and they head back to prepare for the visitors they will certainly serve that day.
The RISE Main Street Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is located at 901 East Main Street, Suite 508, Riverhead. Anyone is welcome to come and get food from us. Most of those who do utilize this resource are on food stamps. The community finds out about it through Island Harvest, who lists it on their website and on signage throughout all of the Suffolk County food pantries they serve.
This location also provides work for the individuals within the RISE program, who have been waiting for work and thrive in this type of program. They are a part of the RISE staff. This initiative helps them to achieve their goals within the community, while helping others in need.
We accept food donations and our food bank is 100% donation based. If you are in need of a delivery, give us a call!