There are many ways to help people in need, including donating food to the Westchester County Food Bank. The organization partners with Westchester County Diaper Bank to provide food to families in need. Some people can contribute their time and money by delivering backpacks, donating clothing, or participating in fundraisers.
Stu donated food to Feeding Westchester’s Meals4Kids initiative.
The state club recently held a food drive during National Public Health Week, collecting enough food and money to pack almost 500 meals for Feeding Westchester’s Meals for Kids initiative. The organization distributes healthy, nutritious food throughout Westchester County, and last year distributed 18.4 million meals and 22 million pounds of food. Its mission is to create a community where everyone can access enough food for a healthy life.
Food waste is a significant global problem with severe environmental, economic, and cultural implications. As the country’s largest hunger relief organization, Feeding Westchester works with local retailers, farmers, and wholesalers to divert food from landfills.
MTA employees donated 3,947 pounds of food to MTA’s employee-driven food drive campaign
The MTA’s employee-driven food drive program is an excellent way for employees to do their part to alleviate hunger in the city. This year, MTA employees collected and delivered 3,947 pounds of food to local food banks. As part of the campaign, employees from MTA Bridges and Tunnels, New York City Transit, the Long Island Rail Road, and Metro-North Railroad donated food to the five food banks across the city. Together, these donations will provide 3,290 meals to families in need.
MTA employees also participated in a fire-fighting campaign. After receiving an alert of a fire, employees rushed to the scene to ensure the safety of commuters and the safety of the train. MTA employees helped to suppress the blaze by using water bottles and stomping on the fire. The firefighters and other MTA officials arrived to help the employees fight the fire at South Ferry Station in Manhattan.
The food drive will take place on the second Saturday in May. Letter carriers will collect the donated food, which will be delivered to local food banks. These organizations are vital to feeding hungry families in the city. One in eight Americans struggles with hunger every day. A good portion of the donations is non-perishable foods, which makes it more appealing to donate than processed food.
Lieber has extensive experience in public service and working on public projects. He was previously a Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation during the Clinton Administration and an Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy. He has also served as a transportation policy adviser in the office of New York City Mayor Ed Koch. Lieber is a graduate of Harvard University and New York University Law School. He lives with his wife in Brooklyn.
Feeding Westchester partners with Westchester County Diaper Bank
A partnership between the Junior League of Central Westchester and the county government will soon make it possible for families in need to receive diapers at no cost. The new project is scheduled to open later this year and will accept donations of disposable diapers and baby wipes.
The Diaper Bank provides diapers, wipes, formula, and non-perishable food to needy families. It also collects new and gently worn clothing and distributes it to families at no cost. The organization relies on volunteers who sort donated items and pack custom clothing packages. Each clothing package contains seven outfits, new socks and underwear, and toiletries kits. It also provides period products for girls and boys.
In addition to diapers and wipes, Feeding Westchester has a food pantry that gives out pre-bagged food and diapers to needy families. Hundreds of families are served each month at the food pantry. The organization is also accepting donations of canned goods and food.
The Diaper Bank has been a successful partnership for the past year. The organization has donated diapers, diaper supplies, and sanitary items to more than 200,000 people in Westchester County. As a result, they have also partnered with an organization called 914 Cares. Its CEO Jessica Reinmann recognizes the need for a holistic approach to supporting the community.
Feeding Westchester has a backpack program for school students.
A backpack program that provides fresh produce to children in need is one way that Feeding Westchester addresses hunger and food insecurity in the county. This program is conducted at 55 locations throughout Westchester County. It serves hundreds of low-income families, including school students, including those enrolled in free or reduced-priced lunch programs. The backpacks typically contain over seven pounds of food, which is enough for six meals.
To sign up for this program, you must register as a volunteer with the organization. The process is free and requires less than two minutes of your time. If you are interested in volunteering, you can sign up for their volunteer account or contact them by phone. Feeding Westchester welcomes volunteers of all types and ages.
Feeding Westchester is a community food bank that provides nutritious food to Westchester County residents in need. The organization works with more than 300 community partners throughout the county to alleviate hunger. These programs range from pantry closets open once a month to soup kitchens serving hundreds of residents weekly.
The Backpack Program is part of Feeding Westchester’s efforts to fight hunger and provide nutritious food to area children. The organization uses a 30,000-square-foot distribution center to sort and pack food products. Volunteers help fill the food for families in need.
Volunteering for a community nonprofit organization can have a lasting impact on your life. You can volunteer your time, attend fundraisers, and donate money. Regardless of your passion or area of expertise, volunteering for a cause you care about will make a difference in your community.
Feeding Westchester also has a Green Thumb program. Volunteers organize and distribute fresh produce, including vegetables and seasonal fruits. It has become a rich source of healthy food for many people it serves. In addition to backpack programs, the organization also hosts several events throughout Westchester, such as a free shopping day for teens.