Food pantries play a crucial role as they serve as a necessary support system during challenging times. They play a pivotal role in helping families secure nutritious meals, as well as essential items like personal care products, baby food, diapers, and household cleaning supplies. Additionally, food pantries contribute by distributing fresh items such as meat, cheese, eggs, and produce, promoting a well-rounded and healthy diet.
Our food pantry – the RISE Main Street Food Pantry is operated by Rise Life Services. It is open every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 901 East Main Street, Suite 508, Riverhead, this pantry warmly welcomes anyone in need of support.
Beyond the immediate impact on those seeking assistance, the RISE Main Street Food Pantry hold the important distinction of also serving as a source of employment for individuals within the RISE program. For those eagerly awaiting job opportunities, participating in this initiative not only provides work but also fosters personal growth and fulfillment.
These individuals become integral members of the RISE staff, contributing to the community while pursuing their own goals and aspirations. This collaborative effort exemplifies the profound positive effects food pantries can have, both on those seeking assistance and those eager to contribute to their community.