New food pantry opens in Riverhead

COURTESY PHOTO | (from left)Michael Stoltz, Executive Director and Tara Larkin Fredericks, Director of Special Projects for Clubhouse of Suffolk; Randi Shubin Dresner, President & CEO of Island Harvest; John Lynch, CEO, and Joanne Massimo, Assistant Director of Suffolk County United Veterans; and Cinthia DelRosario, Agency Relations Coordinator of Island Harvest.

A new Riverhead food pantry celebrated its grand opening Friday.

The food pantry is operated by Clubhouse of Suffolk’s Synergy Center, a not-for-profit mental health organization serving adults in the community with mental illness

The pantry is open to all members of the community with a concentration on veteran outreach.

Helping Hands of the East End is located at Clubhouse of Suffolk’s Synergy Center at 1380 Roanoke Avenue. It is open every Friday from 2:00pm-6:00pm. The pantry accepts food donations of non-perishable items Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm. Frozen food products are accepted by calling (631) 471-7242 ext 1327.

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