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RISE Life Services Hosts 2nd Annual Foodstock at Bayside Clam & Grill Bar in East Islip

Image 1 Renea Evdos, Jack Morelli, Charles Evdos, Joan MacNaughton, JoAnn Vitale & Joe Vitale
Renea Evdos, Jack Morelli, Charles Evdos, Joan MacNaughton, JoAnn Vitale, and Joe Vitale. (Photo by Ed Shin)

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.

Image 2 Jack Morelli Joan MacNaughton Fidel Garcia Supervisor for the Day Program and Food Pantry for Rise Life Shelley Cataldo
Jack Morelli, Joan MacNaughton, Fidel Garcia Supervisor for the Day Program and Food Pantry for Rise Life, and Shelley Cataldo. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 3 Charles Evdos Executive Director RISE Life Services
Charles Evdos, Executive Director RISE Life Services. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 4 Anthony Snoble Owner of theThe Bayside Clam Bar and Grill in East Islip Joan MacNaughton
Anthony Snoble, owner of The Bayside Clam Bar and Grill in East Islip, and Joan MacNaughton. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 5 Thomas Snoble Anthony Snoble
Thomas Snoble and Anthony Snoble. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 6 Christine Degan Joan MacNaughton Tracy Delano
Christine Degan, Joan MacNaughton, and Tracy Delano. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 7 Charles Evdos Joe Raygada Greg Morfino Natalie Morfino Greg Morfino Renea Evdos
Charles Evdos, Joe Raygada, Greg Morfino, Natalie Morfino, Greg Morfino, and Renea Evdos. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 8 Charles Evdos JoAnn Vitale Crystaleena Herrera Chris Nassauer Kaitlin Fibkins Michelle Callahan Leanna Gentile Fidel Garcia Richard Larsen
Charles Evdos, JoAnn Vitale, Crystaleena Herrera, Chris Nassauer, Kaitlin Fibkins, Michelle Callahan, Leanna Gentile, Fidel Garcia, and Richard Larsen. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 9 Jack Morelli Shelley Cataldo Joan MacNaughton
Jack Morelli, Shelley Cataldo, and Joan MacNaughton. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 10 Robert Morelli Donna Morelli Jack Morelli
Robert Morelli, Donna Morelli, and Jack Morelli. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 11 Jack Morelli Teresa Meyers John Guerrera Jill Rumfola Todd Rumfola. Joan MacNaughton Charles Evdos Shelley Cataldo Joyce Carrell
Jack Morelli, Teresa Meyers, John Guerrera, Jill Rumfola, Todd Rumfola. Joan MacNaughton, Charles Evdos, Shelley Cataldo, and Joyce Carrell. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 12 Charles Evdos Executive Director RISE Life Services
Charles Evdos, Executive Director RISE Life Services. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 13 Hourglass Tribute to James Taylor Dave Kellan Mindye Fortgang Steve Briody Greg Schleich Frank Nostro. Jack Knight Bruce Alcott
Hourglass (Tribute to James Taylor) Dave Kellan, Mindye Fortgang, Steve Briody, Greg Schleich, Frank Nostro. Jack Knight, and Bruce Alcott. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 14 Bob Curtis from Penny Lane
Bob Curtis from Penny Lane. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 15 Charles Evdos Penny Lane Tribute to the Beatles Jimmy Dinapoli Tom Christie Bob Curtis Marc Kalman Jack Morelli
Charles Evdos, Penny Lane (Tribute to the Beatles) Jimmy Dinapoli, Tom Christie, Bob Curtis, Marc Kalman, and Jack Morelli. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 16 Endless Summer Tribute to the Beach Boys Joe Deserdiro George DeAngelis Chris Liardi Joe Fazio Ralph Padilla
Endless Summer (Tribute to the Beach Boys) Joe Deserdiro, George DeAngelis, Chris Liardi, Joe Fazio, and Ralph Padilla. (Photo by Ed Shin)

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