Here at WestchesterHappening.com, we LOVE the holidays! The spirit, the festive atmosphere…family and friends coming together to share joy and wonder! But how many families are there in Westchester that cannot afford the type of holiday that many of us take for granted? This year, we invite you to give back just a little for the season. We present to you our Guide to “do something good” for the holidays. Here is Part Two…our Focus on SOUP KITCHENS AND FOOD PANTRIES, and information on how to get involved!
For many of us, the holidays signal a time of “plenty”. The food, the sweets…the over-indulgence!! But in an effort to do good this season, the following places around Westchester could use a little help to feed those less fortunate. Visit the websites, or call ahead for details and needs.
THE SHARING COMMUNITY: Located at 1 Hudson Street, Yonkers. www.thesharingcommunity.org. (914) 963-2626. Sponsors an Annual Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner for the Homeless and Hungry. They accept donations of time, food and money.
THE FOOD BANK FOR WESTCHESTER: FBW works with more than 200 agencies to distribute food on Thanksgiving, and all times during the year. Located at 358 Saw Mill River Rd, Millwood. (914) 923-1100. www.foodbankforwestchester.org.
WESTHAB, INC. accepts canned and dried foods of any kind, and cooked Thanksgiving dinners. Located at 85 Executive Boulevard, Elmsford. (914) 345-2800. www.westhab.org.
THE OSSINING FOOD PANTRY: This organization, located at 7 South Highland Avenue, Ossining, is looking for in-kind donations of canned and boxed foods. Call (914) 245-4334, or visit www.ossiningfoodpantry.org, for more info.
COMMUNITY SERVICE ASSOCIATES: This organization has been feeding the hungry of Mount Vernon and surrounding areas since 1986. Located at 115 Sharpe Boulevard South, Mount Vernon. www.csasoupkitchen.cfsites.org. (914) 668-1428.
For a full listing of Agencies for the hungry and homeless, you can visit the website for the WESTCHESTER COALITION FOR THE HUNGRY AND HOMELESS at www.foodclothingshelter.org. With so many ways to get involved, it is easy and incredibly rewarding to do something small to make a difference in a life during the holidays!