Sharing the Essentials of Living

We seek to improve the dignity, security and well-being of persons in our area by providing supplemental food and clothing and other resources to all who need it.

Food Bank

Over the past year, 184 tons of food were distributed to families during over 7,300 Food Pantry visits.

Clothing Bank

83 tons of donated clothes, shoes and linens were distributed during more than 8,000 visits to our Clothing Bank.

Classes & Workshops

The Community Center of Northern Westchester offers a range of classes and workshops designed to help individuals improve their skills, manage on limited resources, and attain self-sufficiency.


Benefit Cocktail Party and Auction
St. Matthew's Fellowship Room
382 Cantitoe Street (Route 22)
Bedford, NY
6pm - 8:30pm


Coming Up

A 14-week course for students with mid-level knowledge of English, begins on September 16.  We continue to offer English language tutoring on Wednesdays and Saturdays as well as GED preparation and computer instruction. Contact Manuel Mendez at 914-232-6572, ext. 102
Get ready for flu season! Nurses from Northern Westchester Hospital will be administering a limited quantity of free flu shots on Saturday, October 4, from 10 a.m. - 12 noon at the Center. No registration required, just walk in. 


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What We Need Now

Here are some foods we especially need now:

  • Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
  • Canned Fruits and Vegetables
  • Dried and canned beans 
  • Hot and cold cereal 
  • Tuna and canned meat 
  • Cans of soup, beef stew and chili 
  • Pasta, rice and spaghetti sauce
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Fruit juice 
  • Baby food and diapers 
  • Dry or shelf-stable milk