‘Hunger Heroes’ honored in Tarrytown for their efforts to feed the needy

 

The Food Bank for Westchester had its 11th annual breakfast today to honor some of its best volunteers.

"There are so many people who don't work for the Food Bank For Westchester who volunteer their time to make a difference in Westchester, and so today is breakfast to thank those individuals for all that they do for us," said Food Bank of Westchester Chairperson Maria Bronzi.

Honoree and superintendent of the Ossining School District Raymond Sanchez says he works closely with the food bank. The district collaborates on a number of projects such as backpack programs and mobile food pantries. Sanchez says volunteers don't do it for the 'thank you' but the appreciation certainly feels good.

"It’s actually very humbling. You know, we feel that the work we're doing is really important to help support our families, and to be recognized for that is just a cherry on top," Sanchez says.

The event also allowed the group to unveil its newly designed delivery truck, which will travel throughout Westchester County, only adding to the number of hungry people that will receive food.

 

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