Feeding Westchester

Advocacy can make a difference

Join our movement to fight hunger in Westchester County. With your voice, we can make a difference as we advocate for programs that relieve hunger today, and provide the fundamental resources to build a better tomorrow.
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Lend your voice to raise awareness

Together, we raise awareness about hunger, advocate for policies and programs that support food security, and support our neighbors in need of food. Stay informed and join our advocacy efforts by signing up for Action Alerts.

Take a stance, make your voice heard

Legislators need to hear the message loud and clear: no one should go hungry.

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  • Know the Issues
  • Share Your Story
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Together, we can change our community

With a united voice—individuals, businesses, organizations, and community groups—we can grow support for a hunger-free Westchester.

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Know the Issues

These are the local, state, and federal programs and policies we advocate for in the fight against hunger.

Protecting the funding and structure of federal food assistance programs that form our nation’s response to hunger is paramount to ensuring your neighbors in need have food. We urge the community, and Congress, to support programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).

Without these federal programs in place, many more people would experience food insecurity.

SNAP provides a monthly benefit with which qualified, low-income individuals and families can purchase food. Benefits are provided monthly via an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, which families can use for food at authorized food retailers such as grocery stores, convenience stores, and farmers’ markets.

A federal program that supplements the diets of low-income Americans, TEFAP provides emergency food assistance at no cost. Through TEFAP, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) purchases a variety of high-quality USDA Foods making the food available to states, who in turn make it available to food banks. Food banks distribute the food to local organizations, such as meal programs and food pantries that directly serve our neighbors.

To learn more view our TEFAP fact sheet.

Your voice has power

Sharing a story—your own experience with hunger, why you support hunger relief—can allow others to better understand, inspire them to get involved, and give hope to those currently struggling with hunger.

Let us know the impact that hunger—or hunger relief—has had on your life, the lives of your friends and family, and your community. Tell us how you use your voice to inspire others to be a changemaker. These stories help us educate the community, advocate for policies and hunger relief programs, and inspire neighbors to help neighbors.

Share your story if you have:

  • Needed emergency food or food assistance (including food pantries, meal programs, mobile pantries, or child nutrition programs)
  • Utilized nutrition programs such as SNAP, WIC, senior assistance, or child-feeding programs
  • Experience(d) difficulty accessing food or services near where you live
  • Had to choose between paying for food, medical care, rent, childcare, or other necessities
  • A story of someone you love who has struggled with hunger
  • Donated to or supported our mission, and want to inspire others to do the same
  • Experience volunteering with Feeding Westchester or another local community partner or meal program
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