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Food Bank Mission
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The mission of the Food Bank for Westchester is to lead, engage and educate Westchester County in creating a hunger-free environment.
WHO WE SERVE
The Food Bank for Westchester serves over 265 local hunger-relief programs throughout Westchester, including food pantries, soup kitchens, child and adult day-care centers, and shelters. The Food Bank provides 95% of all the food given to hungry families, children and seniors as cooked meals or groceries to take home.
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Who HelpS Us

Thank you to the team at Whole Foods for raising $15,966 through their Feed Four More Campaign. Through this campaign customers could donate money to purchase food for families in need in Westchester County. Your fundraising efforts were a huge success as your customers gave generously. Pictured from left to right, Katie Cole – Marketing Team Leader, White Plains, Kate Flanagan – Marketing Team Leader, Port Chester, Amzad Latiff – Store Team Leader, White Plains, Ellen Lynch, Executive Director, and Nancy Lyons, Volunteer Services Manager.


 

Thank you to Congresswoman Nita Lowey for stopping by our offices and supporting the role that we play in addressing the hunger issue. We appreciate her concern about the challenges facing our struggling Lower Hudson Valley families.


 

Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger has donated $10,000 for political advocacy efforts. The grant will support Food Bank initiatives advocating for hunger relief and a hunger-free environment. With politicians in Washington proposing major cuts to vital anti-hunger programs to balance the budget, the timing of this donation couldn’t be better.


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Save the Date
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Are you a Westchester County Corporation that cares about the hunger issue? Are you looking for a creative way to engage your employees in a volunteer activity?

Join us on May 16 at our annual Golden Scoop Corporate Challenge. This energetic competition pits corporate teams against one another to see who can repack the most food in 60 minutes. Due to popular demand, this year the Golden Scoop Corporate Challenge has been expanded to include more teams in industry-specific categories. The winning team is honored at our Hungry Heroes Breakfast on June 5 at Tappan Hill Mansion and is recognized as this year’s champion.

Last year, 11 competitors repacked a whopping 29,770 lbs. of elbow macaroni that was distributed to our county-wide agency programs.

For more information, contact Katy Coppinger at 914-923-1100 or katy.coppinger@foodbankforwestchester.org

Please Join Us April 24

WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US ON THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014. WE WILL BE SPONSORING THIS VERY UNIQUE FASHION SHOW PRESENTED BY THE WESTCHESTER COUNTY BUSINESS JOURNAL FOR RESERVATIONS, http://westfaironline.com/foodbank/ CALL HOLLY DEBARTOLO AT 914-358-0743 for more information.



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2014 HUNGER HEROES Breakfast

Save the Date

Join us at this special celebration honoring those volunteers who have made exceptional efforts fighting hunger in Westchester county.

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Tappan Hill Mansion, 81 Highland Avenue, Tarrytown

8:30 - 10:00am
Individual Tickets - $50.00

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For photos of our 2013 Hunger Heroes, click here

Eat Healthy New York

On March 13, the Food Bank for Westchester launched a new initiative, Eat Healthy New York with a press conference at the Richard J. Bailey School. The Town of Greenburgh and Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, and the Food Bank partnered with The Picture of Children’s Health, to bring their successful Eat Healthy Rhode Island initiative, a community based collaboration celebrating children’s health and wellness, to New York.

The Eat Healthy New York program will have the specific objectives of educating children on the importance of healthy eating, motivating children to celebrate their health, and developing a new culture that supports wellness.

5th Graders at the Bailey School take the Healthy Eating Oath, led by Greenburgh Town Supervisor, Paul Feiner. The children promise to learn about healthy foods and become their own best advocates for nutritious eating.



wE'RE hIRING!

We are investing in the future by expanding our team and increasing our efforts in the community. Our work is guided by our plan to eliminate hunger in Westchester county ... because no one should be hungry.

The Food Bank for Westchester is currently looking to fill the following position, “Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables” Nutritionist. Read the job description

Food Bank PSA

Our mission is to feed the hungry children in Westchester County and to engage our county in the fight to end childhood hunger. Take a look at our new PSA in partnership with Feeding America.



THANK YOU to WHUD Chief Operating Officer Jason Finkelberg and President & Creative Director of Fastforward Communications Adam Handler for this awesome Public Service Announcement that aired on WHUD 100.7 and The PEAK 107.1 recently. Click here…. listen to mp3
FOOD GROWING PROGRAM
 

The Food Growing Program is a partnership of the Food Bank with several local organizations to cultivate unused land for growing fresh produce for hungry Westchester residents while also training youth and adult populations on how to grow food. The harvested produce is donated to the Food Bank and distributed to local hunger-relief agencies. The FBW “farm” encompasses approximately 2.5 total acres at 5 sites:

Leake & Watts Residential Campus, Yonkers
Leake & Watts: Woodfield Cottage, Valhalla
Muscoot Farm, Katonah
New York School for the Deaf, White Plains
Westchester County Department of Correction, Valhalla
Westchester Land Trust: Sugar Hill Farm, Bedford Hills

Learn more about this program and our partner sites by clicking here.

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