Westchester County’s Largest Nonprofit Hunger-Relief Organization – Serving Over 200,000 Each Month – Calls on Community to Help Take Food and Groceries Off of Wish Lists and Placed onto Tables
ELMSFORD, NY – November 1, 2021 – As the number of our neighbors in need of food in Westchester County remains well-above pre-pandemic levels, Feeding Westchester is announcing its “Meals and Hope for the Holidays” campaign to inspire the community to support hunger relief through the upcoming holiday season.
The cost of necessities — like food, oil, and gasoline — continues to rise and food shortages are leading to steeper price increases. Since the start of 2020, prices of meat, poultry, fish, and eggs are up 15 percent. In response, Feeding Westchester is launching this end-of-year campaign to highlight ways the community can ensure their neighbors have food on their tables in the coming months and beyond.
Ways to get involved and provide food for your neighbors in need during the months of November and December include:
“This holiday season, many of us look forward to reuniting with family and friends — spending time together and gathering around the table for a shared meal. But for hundreds of thousands of our neighbors right here in Westchester, hunger doesn’t take a break during the holidays,” said Karen C. Erren, President and CEO of Feeding Westchester. “With food supply shortages and rising costs of heating oil, gasoline, and food, dollars are being stretched more thinly for our neighbors in need. Your generous support is needed now to make an immediate impact by providing food — and hope — for families who are struggling.”
Learn more about how you can give back this holiday season at: feedingwestchester.org/holidays.
Every $1 donated to Feeding Westchester provides up to three meals for local children, seniors, and families struggling with hunger. To find help, or to give help, visit feedingwestchester.org or call 914.923.1100. For the latest news and updates, follow @FeedingWestchester on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and @FeedWestchester on Twitter.
About Feeding Westchester
Feeding Westchester is the county’s largest nonprofit hunger-relief organization at the heart of a network of 225 community partners and programs. With a mission to nourish their neighbors in the fight against hunger, the organization sources and distributes good, nutritious food and other resources throughout every community in Westchester County. In 2020, Feeding Westchester delivered 22 million pounds of food or 18.4 million meals through soup kitchens, food pantries, schools, shelters, residential programs, and mobile distributions. The nonprofit is committed to creating a community where all people have access to the food they need today, and the fundamental resources to build a better tomorrow. Feeding Westchester is located at 200 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, NY 10523. For more information, visit feedingwestchester.org.