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.



image Thanks to a lovely donation by Center volunteer Fran Maine, we are able to add these useful storage devices to this fall’s school supply packs for secondary level students. We’re happy to help... 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