We Put Food on the Tables of Thousands of Neighbors in Need
For more than two decades, the Community Center of Northern Westchester has been easing the burden for area families in need, by sharing that most vital essential of living: food.
In partnership with our generous community, we are making a difference in big ways for thousands of neighbors struggling to make ends meet. In 2013, over 1,800 families from 37 Northern Westchester communities came to us for help; we shared 183 tons of food to take the edge off hunger for those families. Of those who have received this food, 34% were children.
One mother spoke of what the Center’s help means to her: “I go to the Community Center once a month because I need the help the Community Center offers, and if I lose one of my jobs, the food situation for my children really worries me.”
Many of you will soon make a difference by donating food and taking part in food drives during the approaching seasons of reflection and giving. And at our upcoming October 18 benefit, we’ll have other ways you can help put food on the tables of locals in need. To join us at our benefit, go here to secure your place now.
(photo by Gil Vaknin)