Now through November 28, The Independent is teaming up with Simple Vodka to host an East End Food Drive by collecting non-perishable items. With the help of three drop-off locations in East Hampton — The Palm, Warren Tricomi, and The Independent office — all items will be delivered to food pantries across the East End.
According to www.feedingamerica.org, there were more than 41 million food insecure people in the United States in 2016, or 12.9 percent, down from 48 million in 2014. Of those numbers, based on the 2016 census, there were 2.3 million New Yorkers with food insecurities, nearly 83,000 of them in Suffolk County. The East End is no exception and food pantries have a greater need for donations during the colder months. Long Island Cares, a foundation that feeds Long Island’s hungry, estimates that 39 percent of those who receive emergency food are 18 years old and younger.
By teaming with Simple Vodka, an American made vodka company, the goal of ending hunger in America is wider-spread. Each Simple Vodka bottle provides 20 meals to those in need in the United States, equating to one meal per cocktail. Since its inception in 2017, Simple has donated over 400,000 meals to local and national hunger relief efforts.
Call The Independent at 631-324-2500 for more info.