With the help of committed supporters like you, Feeding Westchester provides the Westchester County community millions of pounds of fruits and vegetables. We are working to up-end what the New York Times has called “the hunger-obesity paradox” — when families in poverty rely on low-cost, empty calorie food that can lead to diet-related disease. We’re proud that today, fruits and vegetables make up nearly 49% of the food we distribute.
Our Fresh Markets in Mount Vernon, Larchmont / Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, and Yonkers provide seasonal fruits and vegetables directly to clients. On market day, food deserts are transformed into vibrant sources of top-quality, fresh, colorful produce. Agencies and clients arrive to select from up to 10,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables — everything from apples and mangoes to spinach and zucchini!