One of Montauk’s premier hot spots, The Surf Lodge, is selling hoodies for $100 and beanies for $25 to benefit the Montauk Food Pantry. Using “social impact network” Spotfund, 100 percent of proceeds will be donated to the pantry to support neighbors in their critical time of need.
“Our team is focused on what we can do for the community,” said Surf Lodge and Snow Lodge Aspen owner, Jayma Cardoso.
In early March, Cardoso closed down her Aspen location, during an otherwise peak season, to protect her staff from COVID-19. In an effort to bring all of the sweatshirts back to the east coast for the fundraiser, an employee got in her truck and drove them to Montauk. “At times like these, you can see the best in people or the worst in people. I’m really proud of our team. They’re constantly thinking about how they can help,” she said.
The charitable endeavor comes amid an unforeseen future for the Montauk community, as the Surf Lodge remains closed and many people continue to struggle to put food on the table. During the pandemic, Montauk Food Pantry, located at St. Therese Parish Center (67 South Essex Street) is distributing every two weeks with drive-through-only service on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Upcoming dates are April 28 and May 12. It is also connected to the East Hampton Food Pantry (159 Pantigo Road), with hours from 1 to 6 PM, distributing food on alternative weeks on April 21 and May 5.
To purchase a hoodie or beanie, email . Please note that The Surf Lodge and Snow Lodge shipping has been temporarily ceased due to safety precautions, but all orders will be sent out once advised and approved. Learn more about the Montauk Food Pantry at orwww.montaukfoodpantry.org.with preferred style, size, and a receipt of donation made on