The Montauk Food Pantry was established in 1984 by Fran Ecker, Ines Fox, and Shelly Engstrom when they discovered that some children in our community came to school without sufficient food for lunch. It continues today to help people meet basic needs in Montauk.
The Montauk Food Pantry continues to play an important role in Montauk. Located in the lower level of the St. Therese Parish Center at 67 South Essex Street in Montauk, the pantry is coordinated by director Alice Houseknecht, and staffed with about thirty volunteers.
Montauk Food Pantry served about 90 families prior to Covid. The needs brought on by the Pandemic have tripled to about 260 families. In response, they’ve coordinated with the East Hampton Pantry, each offering drive through pick-up on an alternating bi-weekly schedule.
DONATE: Monetary donations are fully tax deductible. They are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.