Programs & Services
Food Bank Member Programs
The Food Bank provides food and technical assistance to over 265 qualified front-line hunger relief programs throughout Westchester. These include food pantries; soup kitchens; low-income daycare and adult-care centers; residential shelters; treatment facilities; and other direct-service programs. The majority of these programs are in lower Westchester and in Westchester’s cities -- Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Peekskill, White Plains, and Yonkers – and in the villages of Ossining and Port Chester.
An additional 23 towns and villages throughout the county also have at least one program that is part of the Food Bank’s emergency food network. All Food Bank member programs must meet food-industry standards and food-safety guidelines. They are also required to provide monthly reports documenting the number of people served. Government Emergency Food Programs, such as USDA, which the Food Bank for Westchester administers, have additional criteria for participation in the Food Bank's food distribution system.
Programs must distribute food to the ill, needy and/or infants and have proper facilities for storage, food handling and distribution. The Food Bank for Westchester and government agencies periodically monitor member programs to ensure compliance.