For students who rely on schools to provide nutritious meals each day, there is assistance available locally for breakfast and lunch.
East Hampton and Bridgehampton schools are providing packages with breakfast and lunch for students 18 and under on weekdays; children need not be district residents to receive meals. In East Hampton, food is available in the bus loop at the district office, 4 Long Lane. People with last names from A to M can come between 9 and 10 a.m.; those with last names from N to Z can come from 10 to 11 a.m.
The Bridgehampton School is now providing a weekly care package of meals to students in need of breakfasts and lunches. The packages are available between 8 and 11 a.m. at the Bridgehampton Baptist Church, 141 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, on the ongoing basis of necessity or by request. Food delivery can also be arranged by calling the school administration at 631-998-1398.
Food is also available from the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center’s food pantry. A phone call in advance is necessary, as the center is “operating with a skeleton crew,” according to its director, Bonnie Michelle Cannon. The center can be reached at 631-537-0616.
The Sag Harbor School District is serving food only to students already on the free and reduced-price lunch program. Food is delivered twice a week; Betty Reynoso, assistant principal of the elementary school, is in charge, at 631-259-3219, or by email to [email protected].