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August 29, 2023

Thank you for your support of SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE 2023

We are overwhelmed with gratitude as we reflect on the incredible success of the CAST School Supply Drive. Your unwavering support has ignited a beacon of hope and promise for countless young minds in our community. Together, we are ensuring that every child has the tools they need to embark on a journey of knowledge, [...]
August 21, 2023

Free school supplies for Island kids provided by nonprofit

With classes set to begin Wednesday, Sept. 6, for Shelter Island School students, the Center for Advocacy Support Transformation ( CAST) will be visiting the Island to distribute free backpacks with supplies for students on Monday, Aug. 21, between 3 and 6 p.m. at the the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane. There is no charge […]

August 1, 2023

Blast for CAST 2023 ~ Thank You!

On July 13th, hundreds of revelers gathered in Stirling Square for the 5th Annual Blast for CAST - our  biggest night of the year. American Beech played host once again along with 1943 Pizza Bar.  Greenport Harbor Brewing kept things cool in the tropical heat with their ice cold beer.  Chronicle Wines provided canettes while [...]
July 28, 2023

Long Island cost of living: More families struggle to put food on the table, while many don’t qualify for food stamps 

Long Island cost of living: More families struggle to put food on the table, while many don’t qualify for food stamps By Olivia Winslowolivia.winslow@newsday.comUpdated July 27, 2023 3:41 pm For Khatisier “Kay” Mardice, getting the best food value for her family means making calculations about which store to patronize for items on her shopping list. She […]

June 25, 2023

Southold hosts Spanish-language housing forum

Southold hosts Spanish-language housing forum About two dozen residents attended session last Thursday   BY MELISSA AZOFEIF SUFFOLK TIMES STAFF WRITER Judith Garrido hopes to raise her two daughters in an affordable home of her own in Southold Town. “I have two daughters and with my partner, it’s four of us, and the apartment we [...]

When is food medicine?

When is food medicine? The program aims to tackle food insecurity and chronic illnesses BY MELISSA AZOFEIFA SUFFOLK TIMES STAFF WRITER Southold's Center for Advocacy, Support, and Transformation is partnering with Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport to combat health inequity and food insecurity. The "Food as Medicine" program connects qualified hospital patients [...]
May 28, 2023

Southold distributes $450,000 of its COVID relief funds to fire departments, nonprofits

NEWSDAY By Tara Updated May 25, 2023 8:47 pm Southold will use a portion of funds the town received under the American Rescue Plan Act to provide $450,000 in relief to fire departments and nonprofit organizations that combat hunger and address the shortage of housing in the area. The six member town board voted unanimously Tuesday to distribute $50,000 […]

May 19, 2023

Period Poverty Week at CAST

CAST is accepting feminine hygiene products in honor of Period Poverty Awareness Week May 22-28, 2023 The Alliance for Period Supplies created Period Poverty Awareness Week to draw attention to the issue of period poverty and the negative impact it has on people who menstruate. We encourage everyone to join the movement and become advocates […]

Papa’s Organic Plants Donation

SALE EXTENDED! GET GROWIN’ & GIVE BACK! On Saturday & Sunday, May 20-21 Papa’s Organic Plants will donate 20 percent of their proceeds to CAST! CAST’s long-time friends and supporters Walter and Linell Gaipa owners of Papa’s Organic Plants have extended their summer benefit for CAST through Sunday! For every dollar spent on Saturday, May […]