Our Food Pantry
Fact: one in five residents in Westchester County is food insecure. According to the USDA's definition, food insecure families do not have "access at all times to enough food for active, healthy living." By providing monthly supplemental food, the Community Center of Northern Westchester helped to fill this gap for more than 1,800 families in more than 30 Northern Westchester communities during 2011.
Ours is a “choice” pantry, in which visitors to the Center choose the items they want within specified food categories, based on the size of their family. The food we distribute represents about 5 days worth of food each month, and would cost a family of four approximately $100 at the supermarket. In 2011, the Community Center gave out more than 184 tons of food, during more than 7,300 visits to our pantry.
We welcome and depend on donations of food to help stock our Food Pantry. Click here to see where and when to donate food, and to see what foods we now need the most.
“I only come here when I really need the help...I take only what I need…the children need it more than me. The people are very nice here, and I feel very comfortable here, very much at home.”
— Dorothy P.