Community Action Southold Town is addressing the issue of hunger on the North Fork with a special program titled “One Community, Underfed: A North Fork Hunger Forum” on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Southold High School at 420 Oaklawn Avenue in Southold.

The afternoon will include a screening of the film “A Place at the Table: A Documentary on Hunger in America” followed by a panel discussion with community leaders.

Tickets are $10 in advance online here or by calling 631.477.1717 or $15 at the door, and the organizers are asking attendees to bring a non-perishable food item with them for CAST’s food pantry.

The panel discussion includes chef and producer Tom Colicchio, filmmaker Lori Silverbush, Food Research & Action Center Directer of Government Affairs Ellen Teller, Long Island Farm Bureau Executive Dirctor Robert Carpenter, Peconic Pediatrics Doctor Fatema Meah and Rev. Roger Joslin of the Common Ground Garden.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

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