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 Pantry

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.


Bedford Magazine provides some answers here, in a feature that appeared in a recent issue.


Coming Up

Each year, the Center helps students of limited means obtain that special outfit they need for prom night. We offer those students donated dresses, tuxedos, shoes and accessories so that they can attend their proms and graduation parties.
Beginning in early February, the Center will offer a new class for mid-level English learners to improve their conversation skills through real-life scenarios. Topics such as job-hunting, paying taxes, health and wellness, environmental issues, and family-life will structure the course.  Call the Center: (914)232-6572 ext. 102 to register. 


Expert Volunteers Offer Job-Seekers Practical Advice At one of our “Steps to Success in the US” English language classes here at the Center, volunteers gave students an array of practical tips on how to best prepare... Read more

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