President Joe Biden signed an executive order last month to expand food assistance programs, including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT).
As millions of Americans struggle to put food on the table every day, vast amounts of food are thrown out on a daily basis. In fact, it’s estimated that 30-40% of our entire food supply gets wasted.
Feeding Westchester works hard to make a difference in our community and support our neighbors in leading healthy, happy lives. Assisting people in need has become a bigger feat during the COVID-19 pandemic because many families are facing income loss and are making difficult decisions surrounding work, caregiving, and financial responsibilities.
Hunger knows no boundaries — it touches every community in Westchester County, including our military families. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, 50 million people may face hunger in the U.S. during 2020, and our military families are no exception.
COVID-19 has drastically changed everyday life for so many of us. Early on, as the pandemic began to spread in the U.S., the state of New York and its surrounding areas became the biggest virus hot spots in the country.