As the need for food donations continues to rise dramatically, Riverhead-based RISE Life Services hosted Foodstock on Sep. 18, an event featuring live music, food, and art with the goal of raising money and collecting food for RISE Food Pantries.
“This will be a memorable event, one that people will want to come to year after year and help their neighbors who are facing historical needs,” said Charles Evdos, Executive Director of RISE Life Services. “We want to bring people together for an incredible day for a significant cause.”
The need for food and services has risen dramatically both pre-and post-pandemic.
“We are very worried about the increase in the number of people who need food and services,” said Evdos. “Immediate and drastic action is the only way to assist in fulfilling these needs that are found in virtually every community on Long Island.”
The event was held at Bayside Clam Bar & Grill. All proceeds went to RISE Life Services and its food pantries in Suffolk County.
Music was provided by Penny Lane, one of the area’s premier Beatles tribute bands, Beach Boys tribute band Endless Summer, and James Taylor tribute Hourglass.
RISE Life Services also thanks its sponsors Atlantic Honda, Bayside Clam, Connoisseur Broadcasting, Costello’s Ace Hardware, Huntington Jeep, and Jack Morelli Music.