Food Bank For Westchester Renews Holiday Appeal For Donations
“Although Westchester is the most affluent suburban county in the state of New York, more than 200,000 residents are food insecure and at risk of hunger,” Ellen Lynch, executive director of the Food Bank for Westchester said in a statement. “A third are children, nearly a quarter are senior citizens. Many miss one to three meals per week. The fact that individuals and families go hungry in Westchester is real, and the holiday season intensifies the problem.”
Last year alone the Food Bank for Westchester distributed 7.2 million pounds of food, yet many residents are unaware that hunger is a problem in the county, Lynch points out, and they don’t realize how far a financial contribution to the Food Bank goes.
Because we purchase food at discounted rates in truckload quantities, every dollar donated enables us to buy $4 worth of food," Lynch said in a statement. "That is why financial support is especially meaningful.”