OUR FOOD PANTRY IS OPEN!

During this very difficult time, the Community Center is utilizing all of its resources to continue to provide essential food support.

  • To meet the urgent and immediate needs we are distributing pre-bagged food at the back door of our Food Pantry for families in need. Each family is provided fresh fruits & vegetables, meat & eggs in addition to shelf stable canned and dry goods. We are giving each family extra food to help sustain them longer and we are providing essential toiletries such as Depends, feminine hygiene products, diapers and wipes to those who need. 
     
  • To facilitate social distancing, we are asking visitors to stand at least 6 feet apart and have an outdoor check in and check out process to reduce personal contact.
     
  • For our local seniors or those with underlying health issues, our dedicated volunteers are providing home delivery of food and essential supplies.
     
  • We are communicating with other food pantries and agencies to coordinate resources and ensure that the growing needs of those who have been impacted by this public health crisis are being met.
     
  • ​To help families meet their clothing needs we are providing gently used clothing free of charge, by appointment, at our clothing boutique on site.
     
  • We are offering one-on-one support for clients who require help navigating additional resources.
     
  • We have joined with the town of Bedford to spearhead the Town of Bedford Face Mask Program by coordinating the sewing of the masks with our volunteers and sewing program students. The masks are distributed to volunteers in our community and essential workers who lack necessary supplies.

If you or someone you know needs support please visit our food pantry during our regular hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 10AM - 4PM, Thursdays 12PM - 6PM, and Saturdays 10AM - 1PM.

For more information please call the Community Center directly at 914-232-6572. 


 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

DONATIONS

  • MONETARY DONATIONS: We need your help to keep our pantry shelves stocked. Monetary donations will help us to purchase food and supplies that are critical to keeping our doors open for all who seek our support. DONATE HERE!
     
  • FOOD DONATIONS: We are still gratefully receiving donations during our regular business hours (T, W, F 10-4, TH 12-6, & S 10-1).  You may drop off your food donations near the back door of the Center at the tables outside the donation room. We ask that you please stay behind the tables, wear a mask and keep a 6 foot distance from yourself and our volunteers to ensure proper social distancing.
     
  • FOOD & SUPPLIES NEEDED:
    • Canned fruit and vegetables, tuna, soup, pasta and sauce, rice, canned and dried beans, peanut butter and jelly, hot and cold cereal and shelf stable milk, fruit juice, soap, toilet rolls, feminine hygiene products, diapers and wipes.
    • We urgently need reusable bags and paper grocery bags to pre pack and distribute.
  • SCHOOL SUPPLIES DONATION: This year, because of the current crisis, we are asking for financial contributions only to allow us to fill 2,000 bags (twice as many as last year) to distribute this August. DONATE HERE!
     
  • DIAPERS & WIPES: We are always grateful to accept donations of diapers, wipes and baby supplies at the Center during regular Center hours.
     
  • WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING SUMMER CLOTHING & LINENS/BEDDING DONATIONS: You may drop off your summer clothing donations near the back door of the Center at the tables outside the donation room. We ask that you please stay behind the tables, wear a mask and keep a 6 foot distance from yourself and our volunteers to ensure proper social distancing. Also, please help us by only donating seasonal clothing which we can use immediately. Please remember we never accept donations of toys or household goods. 
  • WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING BOOKS: We were able to give 1,500 children free books to take home and enjoy. We are currently preparing to open our clothing boutique again and will need to focus on food and clothing distribution, so we will no longer be collecting books.Thank you to the community for donating so many gently used children's books and to the volunteers who have sorted and bundled them by age each day.  

We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are not currently able to weigh in donations or print out receipts for donations.

VOLUNTEERS
  • FOOD VOLUNTEERS: If you are interested in volunteering to pack food bags or provide home delivery please contact Nicole Sorgi, our Operations Manager, at nsorgi@communitycenternw.org.
     
  • CLOTHING VOLUNTEERS: If you are interested in volunteering to sort, hang or merchandise our clothing donations please contact Nicole Sorgi at nsorgi@communitycenternw.org.
     
  • BILINGUAL VOLUNTEERS: We are always in need of volunteers who speak Spanish. Please contact Nicole Sorgi at nsorgi@communitycenternw.org to join our volunteer force.
     
  • FARM VOLUNTEERS: We partner with our friends at WLT and are looking for some help with the farming at Sugar Hill Farm. CCNW distributes the produce grown at the farm to our neighbors in need. It is a great way to get outside and volunteer with social distancing. No experience is necessary. Please contact Michelle Culbert at michelle@westchesterlandtrust.org.
     

SHOP LOCAL! Please consider shopping at the COMMUNITY SHOP, all proceeds benefit the programs of the Community Center!


Thank You to the Following Organizations & Foundations for their Generous Grants in 2020