As seasonably cold weather frosted the East End this week, breaking what has been fall weather marked by temperatures in the 60s and 70s, for many of us it was time to break in the fireplace, and pull out our winter jackets and down quilts. For many others, it is the start of a cold holiday season, and a time of year where each dollar is stretched to accomplish more.
The Sag Harbor Food Pantry accepts donations of fresh, perishable or canned foods, and is currently collecting grocery store gift cards for holiday food purchases. To find out how you can help, contact food pantry co-director Evelyn Ramunno at 725-0437.
While the Sag Harbor Food Pantry is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, those interested in volunteering with a local organization on those holidays should call Meals on Wheels (329-1669), the Living Water Church (537-2120) and Human Resources of the Hamptons (283-6415).
Just two weeks out from Thanksgiving, it is important to remember those not as fortunate and for all of us lucky enough to be planning for a feast followed by a month of holiday cheer it is also time to give back.