Slow Food East End’s Covid Response

Thanks to our generous donors, sponsors, ticket buyers and auction participants, Slow Food East End has the means to help local food farmers, producers and food pantries who are struggling due to the pandemic.
We decided on a three-prong approach:
  • We’ve committed $15,000 to donate to food pantries on the East End
  • We sent out an application to farmers and producers on the East End to apply for a grant from our Farmers Resilience Fund
  • And, we decided to support the members of the East End food community who have earned our Snail of Approval.
In addition to the money for food pantries, we ask of our supporters and members to work toward matching our donation. We are off to a great start. There’s still time to donate!
We can survive this together!
Dr. Pennie Schwartz, chair Slow Food East End
Farmers Resilience Fund
We are offering $500 to $1,000 grants to any farmer, fisher, artisanal food producer who sources their living from the waters and grounds of the East End of Long Island, and who have been affected by the pandemic. Click here to fill out an application.
So far we have 30 applicants who have lost business due to the closure of restaurants, and loss in sales now that farmers markets and tasting rooms are closed.
Assistance to Local Food Pantries
Our local food pantries have never had a moment of greater need. Unprecedented numbers of food challenged people are visiting every day.
To help, we have pledged to donate $15,000 to local food pantries. So far 12 pantries on the North and South forks have received donations of $1,000.
So far we’ve donated to Community Action Southold Town, East Hampton, Montauk, Sag Harbor, Springs and Southampton food pantries. As well as St. Rosalie’s in Hampton Bays and St. John’s and Bread and More in Riverhead.
We are asking our members and supporters to match our effort of $15,000 for the food pantries. Give what you can. Donate Here.
Snail of Approval Partners
We have been giving gifts of $1,000 to the members of the food community on the East End, who have been awarded our Snail of Approval.
These business are committed the Slow Food values of local good, clean and fair food.
They have supported us, and now we want to support them in this time of stress and the unknown.
Slow Food members can nominate local businesses for the Snail of Approval here.
Recipients of the Snail of Approval go through a rigorous vetting process. Check out the Guidelines and Standards here. Our current Snails of Approval are:
  • Sang Lee
  • Deep Roots Farm
  • Green Thumb Organic Farm
  • Provisions
  • Almond
  • Bell & Anchor
  • Art of Eating
  • 18 Bay
  • Estia’s
  • Noah’s
  • Love Lane Kitchen
  • Nick & Toni’s
Slow Food | PO Box 283, East Hampton, NY 11937



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