You may be surprised to learn that children and adults in every community across Westchester go hungry. Your neighbor, your child’s classmate, or even your coworker may struggle to get enough to eat. Hunger is here — right where we live. Although many in Westchester are wealthy, wages remain low and stagnant for the working poor. With fixed expenses like rent and childcare on the rise, groceries are often the first line slashed in a household’s budget.
200,000 Westchester residents count on Feeding Westchester for nutritious food. While this number is staggering, we believe that hunger is a solvable problem in our community. In Westchester, there are 60,000 children who experience food insecurity. For many of these children, school meals may be the only ones they eat.
We’re Here to Change That
Feeding Westchester is at the heart of a network that expertly sources and distributes food and resources to feed people who are hungry in every town in Westchester, nourishing all who are in need. Working with more than 300 local partners, Feeding Westchester serves nearly 200,000 people each year. They supply 95% of all food distributed annually across the region’s food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and daycare and residential programs. In 2018, they delivered over 9.3 million pounds of food and 7.8 million meals. Their collaboration with major retailers and corporations and their expertise in food procurement, storage, and distribution turns every monetary donation into fresh food for our community.
Feeding Westchester also helps people learn to shop, cook, and eat healthy on a limited budget, and advocates for preservation and improvement of the public “safety net” programs that provide life-saving food to struggling families. With your help, no one in Westchester will go hungry.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and feed the hungry. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
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