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.

Jack Morelli, Joan MacNaughton, Fidel Garcia Supervisor for the Day Program and Food Pantry for Rise Life, and Shelley Cataldo. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Charles Evdos, Executive Director RISE Life Services. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Anthony Snoble, owner of The Bayside Clam Bar and Grill in East Islip, and Joan MacNaughton. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Thomas Snoble and Anthony Snoble. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Christine Degan, Joan MacNaughton, and Tracy Delano. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Charles Evdos, Joe Raygada, Greg Morfino, Natalie Morfino, Greg Morfino, and Renea Evdos. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Charles Evdos, JoAnn Vitale, Crystaleena Herrera, Chris Nassauer, Kaitlin Fibkins, Michelle Callahan, Leanna Gentile, Fidel Garcia, and Richard Larsen. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Jack Morelli, Shelley Cataldo, and Joan MacNaughton. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Robert Morelli, Donna Morelli, and Jack Morelli. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Jack Morelli, Teresa Meyers, John Guerrera, Jill Rumfola, Todd Rumfola. Joan MacNaughton, Charles Evdos, Shelley Cataldo, and Joyce Carrell. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Charles Evdos, Executive Director RISE Life Services. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Hourglass (Tribute to James Taylor) Dave Kellan, Mindye Fortgang, Steve Briody, Greg Schleich, Frank Nostro. Jack Knight, and Bruce Alcott. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Bob Curtis from Penny Lane. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Charles Evdos, Penny Lane (Tribute to the Beatles) Jimmy Dinapoli, Tom Christie, Bob Curtis, Marc Kalman, and Jack Morelli. (Photo by Ed Shin)
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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