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?

Your Gift Makes a Huge Difference!

Gardening 101 with Food Growing Expert Doug DeCandia

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.

Sign up for a class now!

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.

Download and Print Our Facebook Fundraising Tool Kit

Kristina.Magana@FoodBankForWestchester.Org or 914.418.5205


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!

To join in the bowl-making efforts:
Saturday, June 3rd
1000 N Division St, Peekskill, NY 10566


ARTSWestchester Jazz Fest Empty Bowls Event
Sunday, September 17th
12:30 – 5:00pm
Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10601


Save The Date for our Hustle Against Hunger Dance Event

Get ready to “Hustle Against Hunger” with us on Saturday, August 12th at Westchester Ballroom for our first evet dance event benefiting the Food Bank for Westchester. Enjoy great music, snacks, drinks, lots of fun activities and, of course, dancing!


Stop by Yorktown Community Day and Make a Father’s Day Card

Stop by the Food Bank for Westchester's booth at the 28th Annual Yorktown Community Day on June 17th and learn about what you can do to fight hunger in your community.


Kids can make their own Father’s Day cards!


Saturday, June 17th
11:00am to 4:00pm
Jefferson Valley Mall
650 Lee Boulevard
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598



For sponsorship, tickets, or more information please contact Community Events Coordinator, Madeline Sulla.

Madeline.Sulla@FoodBankForWestchester.Org or (914) 418-5204

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