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We just received a $15,000 grant from the Westchester Community Foundation for an Adopt-a-Pantry line of credit to benefit the Community Food Pantry of Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown. This money will greatly benefit many hungry families in the Tarrytowns, and for that we are very grateful. Thank you, Westchester Community Foundation, for your ongoing support in the fight against hunger in Westchester.


Aqua Tots Westchester is unlike any other swim school in Westchester County and over the past 35 years has grown into one of the largest swim schools in the area. As an organization, owners, Aileen Crampton Bucciero & Fiona Crampton Kearney, believe that learning to swim is a “life skill” and that every child should know. This holiday season, their loyal clientele of Westchester area families decided that instead of buying gifts for their swim instructors, they donated all of the proceeds to the Food Bank for Westchester.


Mitch Taube and Ellen Rothschild, co-founders of Digiscribe, one of our corporate park neighbors, presented our Executive Director, Ellen Lynch, with a $4,000 holiday drive donation. (l to r, Mitch, Ellen and Ellen R.)


     

Opus Foundation donated $10,000 to the Food Bank to support our BackPack Program- weekend food for school children. The proceeds were from their 17th Annual Gold Classic held this past July. Pictured are Michael A. Perry presenting the check to Food Bank’s Executive Director, Ellen Lynch.


The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, recently gave a $30,000 grant to the Food Bank for Westchester. The grant money will help us this holiday season provide assistance to those people who will experience a reduction in their food stamp benefits, due to the expiration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Presenting the check to Ellen Lynch are Naima Oyo, Adam Kintish and Jennifer Waters from TD Bank.

The wonderful students at Butler House/Scarsdale Middle School raised a whopping $7068 for the Food Bank for Westchester. Sima Cass, the Butler House Counselor, and Jeanne-Marie Castiello, presented the check to Nancy Lyons, Volunteer Services Manager.


     

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.

Fujifilm Holdings America Corp President Shig Sano presented a $10,000 check to the Food Bank in September. Accepting the check is Food Bank’s Volunteer Services Manager Nancy Lyons. Thank you for this donation, Fujifilm!

Our thanks to the team at New York Life for donating the proceeds from their "Lose Weight" competition to us. Way to go Team New York Life!! Pictured above is Darin S. Fass, Managing Partner at New York Life Insurance Company presenting the check in the amount of $1,900 to our Senior Director, Development, Katy Coppinger.

     

Our thanks to Ossining-based JP Promotional Products for their thoughtful and generous donations of clothing, towels, tote bags, etc. for our member programs to give to hungry people.

Yorktown-based Lipilenkha Bangla Association donated $2,400 to the Food Bank recently. Indrani Basu, left, president of the association, and Titania Gupta, phiianthropy secretary, came to the Food Bank to present the check to Food Bank Executive Director Ellen Lynch.

Master Chefs Gerry Murphy, Bob Hattar and Michael Murray donated their time and talents to make our July 18th Happy Hour To Fight Hunger event a success. Over 200 people came to the event in the Food Bank warehouse and enjoyed the food, drinks and the bluegrass band.

     

Thanks to the Kraft Foods Foundation (now known as Mondelez International Foundation) and Feeding America for providing the Food Bank's new Kraft Mobile Food Pantry to bring fresh food to hard-to-reach communities and people at high risk of hunger and food insecurity. Thanks also to Stop & Shop Supermarkets for partnering with the Food Bank in this initiative. Look for the pantry truck around the county in coming weeks and months.

The Food Bank’s Valentine’s Day Wine-Tasting Dinner was postponed to March 15 because of Snowstorm Nemo. Thanks to this hard-working team who made the event a great success and to the evening’s honoree, Tom Lalla, of Pernod-Ricard USA. L. to R: Joanne Carroll Homlish, Tom Lalla, Anne Ring, Jean Marie Connolly, and Food Bank Board Member Scott Boilen.

Our friends at Janney Montgomery &

Scott, the financial services firm, recently
  donated blue backpacks and 3 foods -
  Mac&Cheese, Pringles, & canned apple
  juice -- to our BackPack Program --
  weekend food for hungry children. So
- many Westchester kids are happy as a
- result. Thank you, Janney!

     

Students from Scarsdale Middle School studied Hunger 101, a curriculum designed to teach kids about hunger in America. The organized a food drive, grew herbs to donate to the Food bank and then came to our warehouse to repack produce for hungry people.

Staff from Kraft Foods in Tarrytown in our warehouse recently where they packed BackPack bags of food for hungry children for the weekend. Thank you, Kraft Foods!

The Yard House, at Ridge Hill, Yonkers has GREAT food – and they are generous. Their recent “round up” campaign, where customers rounded up their bills, generated extra pennies that added up to a $3,000 donation to the Food Bank. Thank you to the Yard House and your customers for helping to fight hunger in Westchester.

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Lowell Farkas, right, owner of a dozen Panera Bread bakery-cafe franchises in the NY area, presented a check for $15,000 to the Food Bank at the White Plains eatery recently. Katy Coppinger, Food Bank Sr. Director of Development, and Toby Ives, Interim Executive Director, happily accepted the donation.

In the days after Hurricane Sandy devastated the region, corporate generosity hit an all-time high. Retail giant Walmart made a generous donation of $50,000 to the Food Bank. Bunge donated $25,000. AT&T and Grainger each donated $10,000. Others contributed in various ways….

Thank you to Two’s Company, 275 Clearbrook Rd., Elmsford 10523 – www.twoscompany.com – for their generous donation of $29,240 from proceeds of their December Warehouse Charity Sale. Everyone who volunteered at or patronized the sale helped generate this donation. Thank you to Two’s Company and everyone who participated in the sale for a win-win event.

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Employees from Chubb, the insurance giant, packed apples, eggplants and other fresh produce for Project Green Thumb recently.

Fujifilm supported the Food Bank with an online donation campaign and, more recently, these employees came to our warehouse for a food repack. Thank you, Fujifilm!

These employees from Philips, the global electronics manufacturers, came to our warehouse for a food repack.

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The Thomas & Agnes Carvel Foundation made a generous grant of $15,000 for the children’s BackPack Program, which provides bags of food for hungry children on weekends. Recent funding for this program also came from the Citizens Bank Foundation, KeyBank Foundation, People’s United Community Foundation, and Ronald McDonald House.

Employees and horsemen from Yonkers Raceway packed a whopping 3,900 lbs. of navy beans and 1,560 dozen bagels in the warehouse August 21. Photo by Sean Hamrock.

Tarrytown-based Hitachi America held their 13th annual summer food drive and donated 5,004 lbs. of canned and boxed foods. Hitachi employees then came to our warehouse to sort and place the items on shelves in the Food Bank’s Agency Corner.

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These members of the Westchester Hotel Association repacked canned and packaged foods in our warehouse..

This group from Morgan Stanley helped out in our warehouse and Agency Corner recently. The Morgan Stanley Foundation is a 2012 Hunger Hero, winner of the Corporate Service Award. Thank you, Morgan Stanley!

First-time volunteers from Atria on the Hudson, a senior living community in Ossining, helped pack Backpack bags of food for hungry children recently. One of these handsome senior citizens is 92 years young!

     

 

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