Find ways to donate time and get involved. Together we can create a hunger-free Westchester.
Summer Hunger Campaign
For many of us summer brings wonderful times shared with family and friends, holiday barbecues and delicious, un-rushed meals. Sadly that is not the case for everyone in Westchester – especially the 1 in 5 people who are at risk for food insecurity. For working families with children out of school, the household budget that was already stretched-thin just can't cover the additional expenses of extra meals each day. 25,000 children in Westchester County are eligible to receive food assistance at school, and are at risk of going hungry over summer break.
What happens to those 25,000 children when school lets out for the summer?
Tour our beautiful garden while learning the guiding principles of our food growing program with the Food Bank’s very own Food Growing Expert, Doug DeCandia. Learn techniques for your own garden and plant your very own watermelon to take home!
Here at the Food Bank, we are entering our 6th growing season, having produced an average of 50,000 pounds so far at our five main garden sites throughout the County! All the food we grow is distributed to the Food Bank's partner agencies - mostly via our Mobile Food Pantry.
Register for Our Miles for Meals 5K
Walk, run, and celebrate with the Food Bank for Westchester at our Hunger Action Month Miles for Meals 5K Fun Run. For more information on event registration and sponsorship opportunities, click here. All proceeds from this event will directly support the Food Bank for Westchester and its feeding programs.
Start a Facebook Fundraiser
Launch your own Facebook Fundraiser to benefit the Food Bank for Westchester! We're here to help you reach your fundraising goal, and help feed our 1 in 5 Westchester neighbors struggling with food insecurity. This step by step guide will help get you started; if you have any questions, or need help getting set up, please reach out to Communications Coordinator, Kristina Magana.
Peekskill Clay Studios “Bowl-A-Thon for FB4W Empty Bowls Event
Stop by The Hat Factory and join Jessica Dubin and Peekskill Clay Studios in their group Bowl-A-Thon.” Peekskill Clay Studios is generously donating 75 handmade ceramic bowls to be sold at this year’s ARTSWestchester Jazz Fest. The event will be called “Empty Bowls” and each bowl sold will represent a hungry mouth fed!
Save The Date for our Hustle Against Hunger Dance Event
Stop by Yorktown Community Day and Make a Father’s Day Card
For sponsorship, tickets, or more information please contact Community Events Coordinator, Madeline Sulla.
Madeline.Sulla@FoodBankForWestchester.Org or (914) 418-5204
Take Action and Join the Conversation on Social Media with #FB4W