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Chili Chowdown 2023

Our Fifth Annual Chili Cook Off

Thank you to our extraordinary community for coming out in support of the Springs Food Pantry. We loved being back together for Springs' "hottest" event of the year--for the first time since 2020. With your help, we raised over $24,000!

Photos by Richard Lewin

Housing costs, rising fuel and utility expenses, combined with inflationary food costs, are forcing more and more of our neighbors to look to us for assistance. We are currently feeding over 225 families every Wednesday and our weekly food distribution expenses now exceed $20,000. Your generosity and commitment make a difference.

An extra special thank you to the chefs and businesses who donated their food, beverage, and talent for the event:

  • Amber Waves Farm

  • Chef Peter Ambrose

  • Josh Brussel (Musician)

  • Doubles

  • East End Food Institute

  • East Hampton Fire Department - Co-Winner, Best in Service Award

  • East Hampton Sportsmen's Alliance

  • Channing Daughters

  • Chef Derek Freedman

  • Greg Kessler, The Hoppy Acre

  • Lunch / The Lobster Roll

  • Mavericks Montauk, Chef Jeremy Blutstein - Winner, Spiciest Chili

  • Navigating East, Chef Phil Conlon

  • Newlight Breadworks

  • One Stop Market

  • Rosie's Amagansett

  • Sen

  • Silver Spoon Specialties - Winner, People's Choice Award

  • Smokin' Wolf

  • Springs Brewery

  • Springs Fire Department - Co-Winner, Best in Service Award

  • Springs Tavern

  • Chef Evan Tessler

  • Town Line BBQ

  • U.S. Coast Guard Station Shinnecock

And hats off to all of our fabulous volunteers who make our pantry run so smoothly each and every week! For more information on how to join our volunteer team, email us at:

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