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.


The Wickersham sisters, Elena, 15 and Kate, 17, put to work a garden plot at Onatru Farm Park—solely for the purpose of donating fresh vegetables to the Center pantry. Read the full story here.


Coming Up

The Community Center of Northern Westchester will close for a summer break beginning on Saturday, August 2.  We will re-open on Tuesday, August 12. 
El Community Center estará cerrado desde el sábado 2 de Agosto y abrirá nuevamente el martes 12 de Agosto.
As the coming school year approaches,we are busily collecting new school supplies—so that we can provide hundreds of families of limited means with the items they need to get off to a great start this fall. Please click here for a full list of what we especially need now.
Join us for workshops from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26, at the Center. Instructors will provide information on breast cancer, self-examination, and offer other important tools and resources related to cancer awareness. The workshops will be conducted in both Spanish and English.  Just walk in. 


image In celebration of Gap Inc’s 45th anniversary, Mount Kisco’s Banana Republic sent employees to the Community Center to help out in different areas of our operations. The parent company, which... Read more

What We Need Now

Here are some foods we especially need now:

  • Canned fruit 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