Food donations are critical to Feeding Westchester’s mission in ensuring we can deliver food to those who need it most.
We have collection bins outside our building at 200 Clearbrook Road in Elmsford every Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Food Industry Donors
Feeding Westchester depends on the generosity of the food industry to nourish our community. We recover excess product from manufacturers, wholesalers, growers, packers, grocers and more. We gladly accept product that is safe for consumption, yet is unsaleable for a number of reasons.
Donate your company products. If you are in the food service business, you can donate food or household products for local people in need.
Join our Retail Recovery Program. Feeding Westchester can be an active partner in your company’s food sustainability programs. Local grocers and suppliers can contribute, rather than waste, food that is still usable but no longer available for sale.
Please contact our Food Donations Coordinator to learn about the products or produce that our community needs and how you can best contribute.
The Good Samaritan Law
Federal law encourages the donation of food and grocery products to nonprofit organizations for distribution to needy individuals. The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act clarifies your protection from civil and criminal liability from products donated in good faith and standardizes these protections across all 50 states.
As a member of Feeding America’s food bank network, Feeding Westchester continues to meet or exceed the same federal food-handling and safety regulations that govern the food and grocery industry. For complete text of the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, visit the Feeding America Web site at www.feedingamerica.org.