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Cause - Hunger & Homelessness

A general lack of awareness, the perception of Westchester as a wealthy county and the stigma attached to seeking help are among the driving forces of the county's "hidden hunger" problem.
 
Leslie Gordon, former president and CEO of the Food Bank for Westchester (now Feeding Westchester), said "200,000 people living in the county — 29 percent of them children — 'don't really know when their next meal will be, or what that meal will be.'" 
 
 
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Deliver Wellness Meals to Homes in Westchester County

Volunteers are needed to pick up boxes of frozen meals from the Meals on Wheels van at Volunteer New York!'s parking lot and deliver them to the homes of individuals living with cancer. Although the recipients live throughout Westchester, Meals on Wheels does its best to assign routes that are close to volunteers' homes. These meals are made possible through the "Magnolia Meals at Home" program for individuals currently in cancer treatment. This meal delivery program aims to provide a nutritious foundation for patients during their treatment. Volunteers must have their own transportation.

Tarrytown, NY

10/17/20 10:00 AM + more

Food Pantry Volunteers

The Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry is looking for volunteers to help transport cases of delivered food into the pantry (using provided hand trucks) and to help stock its shelves each Friday. Masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer are provided and all volunteers must follow social distancing protocols. Volunteers must be able to lift 50 pounds.

Mount Kisco, NY

9/25/20 11:00 AM + more

Food Donation Assistant

Hilltop Hanover Farm is seeking a volunteer to work alongside its Food Donation Coordinator on Mondays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. This volunteer will assist with the weighing, packing, labeling, and storing of farm-harvested produce that will be donated to the farm's local food partners. The volunteer will also help harvest produce along with a small group of volunteers during their shift. This volunteer must be in good physical condition with the ability to walk, stand, and kneel during their shift; light lifting is also involved. As a result of COVID-19, local food pantries have seen a spike in demand for food, especially fresh produce. Hilltop Hanover Farm's mission is to donate a minimum of 10% of produce grown; however, it is often much more! In 2019, Hilltop Hanover Farm donated over 15,000 pounds of produce.

Yorktown Heights, NY

Through 11/23/20

Donate Essential Cleaning Supplies and Masks

The Women's Residence at the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester is in need of essential cleaning supplies in order to keep both its tenants and staff safe. Supplies that are the most in-demand are: Hand sanitizer Antibacterial Wipes (for both surfaces and hands) Aerosol spray (such as Lysol) Surgical masks To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile. This is a self-directed project; you may ignore any automated emails instructing you to wait for a volunteer coordinator to reach you. Drop off items to be donated between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. with front desk staff at: YWCA Residence 69 North Broadway White Plains, NY 10601

White Plains, NY

Through 9/14/21

Food Pantry Volunteers

The Community Center of Northern Westchester is looking for dedicated volunteers to assist with its food pantry. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work alongside one or two other volunteers while sorting donations and organizing food and other items. Volunteers can be all ages—from teenagers eager to perform community service, to parents with school-aged children, to retirees who now have time and want to give back to their communities. To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile MANDATORY: Click here to complete your registration on the Community Center of Northern Westchester website

Katonah, NY

Through 12/31/20

Get Fresh! Food-Loading Volunteers

Get Fresh! is an initiative that provides fresh food and produce, courtesy of the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, to Rockland County-based food pantries via a drive-up food distribution service. This service allows participating pantries to supply nutritious meals to the hundreds of families who are food insecure in the area. Get Fresh! Volunteers are needed to lift boxes of food and produce and place them into the food pantries' vehicles. Boxes range in weight, so both "light" and "heavy" lifters are welcome; however, volunteers must be able to lift repetitively for several hours. Volunteers are provided with masks and gloves and are required to follow social distancing protocols. Water and breaks are also provided.

Pomona, NY

9/22/20 10:30 AM

Farm Volunteers

Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center is seeking volunteers to help its farmers harvest, weed, prune, and prep food from its fields for its weekly farmer's market. This is a great opportunity to get outside, experience the beauty of the landscape, and work alongside knowledgeable staff and other volunteers. Hilltop Hanover Farm is a working farm and environmental education center operated by Westchester County in partnership with the Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm. It is dedicated to the development and advancement of sustainable agriculture, environmental stewardship, community education, and accessible food systems for all. A minimum 10% of produce grown is donated to food pantries and soup kitchens.

Yorktown Heights, NY

Through 11/27/20

Volunteer Home Delivery Drivers

The Community Center of Northern Westchester is looking for dedicated volunteers to assist with its home delivery program. Volunteer Home Delivery Drivers will retrieve food from the Center and drop it off to homebound seniors in the area. This is a great way to help older neighbors in need while still following social-distancing guidelines. To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile MANDATORY: Click here to complete your registration on the Community Center of Northern Westchester website

Katonah, NY

Through 12/31/20

Clothing Donations and Boutique Volunteers

The Community Center of Northern Westchester is looking for dedicated volunteers to assist with its donations room and clothing boutique. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work alongside one or two other volunteers while sorting donations and organizing clothing and other items. Volunteers can be all ages—from teenagers eager to perform community service, to parents with school-aged children, to retirees who now have time and want to give back to their communities. To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile MANDATORY: Click here to complete your registration on the Community Center of Northern Westchester website

Katonah, NY

Through 12/31/20

Help Sort Food and Distribute to the Community

LIFE Progressive Services Group is a nonprofit, grassroots organization serving the Mount Vernon community and formerly incarcerated individuals. It is seeking volunteers to assist with its weekly food distribution program, weather permitting, where they will help unload a delivery van, bring donated food items to the processing area for sorting and storage, and distribute the food to those in need in nearby neighborhoods. Note: Volunteers must be punctual and be able to lift 10 to 50 pounds up and down one flight of steps. Volunteers should bring their own gloves and masks (though these can be provided if needed). IMPORTANT: If you think you may be sick or are feeling unwell, or have been in contact with someone who may have been exposed to COVID-19, please do not sign up for this opportunity. (Feel better!)

Mount Vernon, NY

9/19/20 10:00 AM + more

Grow-a-Row Home Gardeners to Support Hunger Relief

As a result of COVID, food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters have seen the demand for food more than double. Hilltop Hanover Farm welcomes any home vegetable gardeners and green thumbs to donate their newly picked, clean, and sorted produce as part of the farm's “Grow-A-Row” program. Once donated, the farm will consolidate all donations and deliver them to one of its food pantry partners for immediate distribution. No matter how big or small the harvest, any and all of the produce donated gets somewhere it is needed Donation days are Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile Donate your vegetables on any of the donation days (Mondays, Fridays, or Saturdays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.) to the following address: Hilltop Hanover Farm 1271 Hanover Street, Barn F Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Yorktown Heights, NY

Through 9/3/21

Food Pantry Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help package and distribute food at the New Rochelle Community Action Partnership. Bilingual volunteers are always needed, so volunteers who speak Spanish are encouraged to register! Express interest below for more information on available shifts.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 9/2/21

Food Pantry Volunteers

Eastchester Community Action Partnership is looking for volunteers to assist with its food pantry. Volunteers will help unload and package food delivery items and then distribute them at the pantry. Volunteers must be able to lift 40 pounds.

Tuckahoe, NY

10/6/20 9:00 AM + more

Food Pantry Volunteers

Putnam Community Action Program's food pantry is in need of volunteers to help pick up and unload food from local grocery stores (alongside the food pantry manager), as well as to organize the stock room. Shifts run Monday and Wednesday mornings from 8-11 a.m. and volunteers must be able to lift 50 pounds. Volunteers must practice social distancing and wear face masks (can be provided if needed).

Brewster, NY

Through 12/30/20

Drivers with Small Trucks Needed

Open Door Family Medical Center, in partnership with Feeding Westchester, will be providing weekly fresh food deliveries to households in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Volunteer drivers with box trucks, commercial-sized vans, or large pickup trucks are needed to help pick up pallets of food at Feeding Westchester in Elmsford and deliver them to the medical center in Ossining and/or Port Chester. Help is provided loading and unloading the truck. Volunteers can sign up for just once a month or every Tuesday morning. Express interest below to discuss a delivery schedule and receive address instructions.

Elmsford, NY

Through 12/28/20

Food Pantry Receiving Team

This team will be responsible for receiving and unloading large deliveries of food from Feeding Westchester into the HOPE Community Services food pantry. Team members will be responsible for moving large quantities of food into areas designated for distribution. This position will require the ability to lift 40 pounds. There will be up to 10 volunteers per shift and team members are asked to commit at least once per week. Express interest below in the available shifts. Shifts may change slightly due to pantry needs.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 12/31/20

Mobile Food Pantry Team

This team will be responsible for loading bags of food into the HOPE Community Services van and bringing and unloading the bags and other equipment to a site for distribution. The team will then help distribute bags of food at the site. This position will require the ability to lift 15 pounds repetitiously. There will be up to 10 volunteers per shift and team members are asked to commit at least once per week. Express interest below in one or more of the following shifts. Note: shifts may change slightly due to pantry needs, as this activity occurs during the same weeks as the Wednesday pantry give-outs.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 12/31/20

Food Delivery Team for Seniors

This team will be responsible for loading bags of food into the HOPE Community Services van and delivering it to senior buildings in New Rochelle (please note: delivery is to the building, not individual residents). This position will require the ability to lift 15 pounds repetitiously. Express interest below in one or more of the following shifts. Shifts may change slightly due to pantry needs; this activity occurs during the weeks when there is no Wednesday distribution.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 12/31/20

Food Pantry Packing & Distribution Team

This team will be preparing bags of food to be distributed during pantry distribution days, senior delivery days, and mobile pantry distributions. There will be up to 10 volunteers per shift and team members are asked to commit at least once per week. Express interest below in one or more of the following shifts. Shifts may change slightly due to pantry needs.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 12/31/20

Donate Food to Families in Need

Grace/La Gracia Episcopal Church has long been committed to fighting hunger for the residents of White Plains and Greenburgh. In response to the coronavirus, it has opened a food bank that distributes groceries every Thursday afternoon to families in need. Volunteers are desperately needed to help donate food to restock the food bank, including: Canned vegetables Canned soups Cereals Pasta Rice Beans Express interest below to coordinate a drop-off time and date.

White Plains, NY

Through 4/28/21

Sort and Distribute Food to the Mount Vernon Community

Beulah Seventh Day Adventist is a faith-based organization serving the Mount Vernon community. It is seeking volunteers to assist with its first and second Friday food distribution programs. Volunteers may select which dates they'd like to assist below. Volunteers will help bring items to the processing area for sorting and storage, and then distribute food to those in need in nearby neighborhoods. IMPORTANT: If you think you may be sick or are feeling unwell, or have been in contact with someone who may have been exposed to COVID-19, please do not sign up for this opportunity. (Feel better!)

Mount Vernon, NY

Through 4/1/21

Administrative Assistant

New Rochelle Community Action Program is looking for volunteers to answer phones and take messages. Hours of operation are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and two volunteers would split the shift daily.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 12/31/20

Donate to the Community Food Pantry

Volunteers are needed to donate food to local families who have been affected by the new coronavirus in Tarrytown. All items donated will be collected weekly and delivered to the Community Food Pantry of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown. The food pantry is in desperate need of the following items: Healthy cereal Plain oatmeal Shelf-stable milk Peanut butter 2-pound bags of rice Dried beans Pasta Other nonperishable foods to donate include: Cooking oil, olive oil or canola oil Canned fruit in juice (not in light or heavy syrup) Canned vegetables (no or low-sodium) Low-sodium soups Canned tuna in water Canned chicken Quinoa Nuts (unsalted) Seeds (unsalted) Low-sodium pasta sauce Canned stews Unsweetened apple sauce Canned tomatoes Dried fruits (no sugar added) Honey Broth (chicken, beef and vegetable broths and stock) Non-food items that are needed include: Toilet paper Diapers Feminine products To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your volunteer profile Drop off items from the list above Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at: Tarrytown Village Hall (identified box in vestibule) 1 Depot Plaza Tarrytown, NY 10591

Tarrytown, NY

Through 9/30/20

Emergency Food Delivery Drivers - Port Chester

Open Door Family Medical Center, in partnership with Feeding Westchester, will be providing weekly, shelf-stable and fresh food deliveries to 100 households in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Committed volunteer drivers are needed to deliver pre-bagged food from Port Chester to Open Door patients who are medically fragile or in quarantine. All deliveries are curbside and take place on Tuesday afternoons between 12-3 p.m. Routes are all within Westchester County and geographically divided among drivers: Ossining/Briarcliff, Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown, White Plains, Port Chester/Mamaroneck, New Rochelle/Mount Vernon, Mount Kisco/Bedford, Peekskill/Montrose, and Yonkers. This is an ongoing weekly program. Please express interest below to be contacted and provided with more information. Open Door is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with a broad focus on building healthier communities. From prevention and wellness programs to the treatment of diseases, Open Door sees its primary mission as keeping the people of Westchester, Putnam, and Ulster Counties healthy and strong, regardless of their ability to pay.​

Port Chester, NY

Through 12/28/20

Emergency Food Delivery Drivers - Ossining

Open Door Family Medical Center, in partnership with Feeding Westchester, will be providing weekly, shelf-stable and fresh food deliveries to 100 households in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Committed volunteer drivers are needed to deliver pre-bagged food from Ossining to Open Door patients who are medically fragile or in quarantine. All deliveries are curbside and take place on Tuesday afternoons between 12-3 p.m. Routes are all within Westchester County and geographically divided among drivers: Ossining/Briarcliff, Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown, White Plains, Port Chester/Mamaroneck, New Rochelle/Mount Vernon, Mount Kisco/Bedford, Peekskill/Montrose, and Yonkers. This is an ongoing weekly program. Please express interest below to be contacted and provided with more information. Open Door is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with a broad focus on building healthier communities. From prevention and wellness programs to the treatment of diseases, Open Door sees its primary mission as keeping the people of Westchester, Putnam, and Ulster Counties healthy and strong, regardless of their ability to pay.​

Ossining, NY

Through 12/28/20

Deliver Groceries to Isolated or Quarantined Families in Rockland County

Volunteers are needed to pick up pre-packed food from a grocery store in Spring Valley and deliver the meals to those in need in Rockland County. Every effort will be made to assign recipients close to the volunteers' homes. Volunteers will be delivering to homebound seniors, those with compromised immune systems, and those who are quarantined and can't otherwise leave their homes to pick up their groceries. IMPORTANT: If you think you may be sick or are feeling unwell, or have been in contact with someone who may have been exposed to COVID-19, please do not sign up for this opportunity. (Feel better!)

Spring Valley, NY

Through 3/30/21

Deliver Food to Families in Quarantine - Westchester County

Hillside Food Outreach is looking for volunteers to help deliver groceries to the homes of Westchester County residents who are under quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic or who do not otherwise have access to local food pantries. IMPORTANT: If you think you may be sick or are feeling unwell, or have been in contact with someone who may have been exposed to COVID-19, please do not sign up for this opportunity. (Feel better!)

White Plains, NY

Through 12/31/20

Deliver Food to Families in Quarantine - Putnam County

Hillside Food Outreach is looking for volunteers to help deliver groceries to the homes of Putnam County residents who are under quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic or who do not otherwise have access to local food pantries. IMPORTANT: If you think you may be sick or are feeling unwell, or have been in contact with someone who may have been exposed to COVID-19, please do not sign up for this opportunity. (Feel better!)

Kent Cliffs, NY

Through 12/31/20

Clothing and Personal Care Items Drive

The residents of the Jan Peek House homeless shelter in Peekskill is in need of new and unopened items that volunteers could collect or purchase themselves. Items include: Face masks Hand sanitizer Hand wipes White crew socks White T-shirts for men and women (medium and large sizes) White panties for women (medium and large) Bras (large and extra-large) To donate: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile Wait for the volunteer coordinator to provide instructions about the items you wish to donate

Peekskill, NY

Through 6/30/21

Community Outreach Volunteers

Rockland's Campaign to Eliminate Hunger is looking for Community Outreach Volunteers! These volunteers will participate in community events throughout Rockland County and recruit other volunteers. They'll also work closely with the team's Project Administrator to help set up events. Volunteers should have strong verbal, listening, and written communications skills; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to work independently or as a team player; and reliable transportation.

Suffern, NY

Through 2/28/21

Development Associate

The Development Associate works with and supports the Development Committee Chair of the Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry in the areas of fundraising, outreach, and external communications. This in an ongoing volunteer role, requiring an average of 10 hours weekly that can be done mostly from home. Responsibilities include: Generate donation acknowledgement letters and related correspondence Maintain development database (Donor Perfect) including timely gift processing and tracking Prepare monthly and quarterly reports from Donor Perfect for Board Generate donor lists as needed Assist with community, media and public relations campaigns Assist with implement branding and messaging strategies Assist with bi-annual newsletter preparation Review, edit and proofread all materials Assist with planning and logistics of special events as needed Work with Grants Committee on timely and complete submission of grant applications, fulfilling reporting requirements, interacting with grantors, implementing grant strategy, and participating in workshops, training and seminars Qualifications: Excellent written and verbal communications skills with ability to communicate persuasively and to proofread Strong organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines and prioritize and manage multiple tasks with attention to detail Comfortable working independently and as an effective member of a team Four-year college degree or equivalent experience Experience in related field (Communications, Non-profits, Event Planning, Fundraising, Grant-writing) Broad-based computer skills, adept with Microsoft Office, Google Docs and Google Sheets, Social Media platforms. Experience with CRM databases such as Raiser’s Edge or Donor Perfect required Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged information at all times Flexible schedule, including ability to staff evening and weekend projects as needed Schedule: Up to 10 flexible hours per week, primarily from home; infrequent weekends and evenings required

Mount Kisco, NY

Through 1/14/21

Entertainers For Kids in Need

Every child deserves to have a birthday party! We Celebrate You (We C U) is a nonprofit organization that arranges monthly birthday parties for children living in a Mount Vernon homeless shelter. Every party will have entertainment, pizza, cake, party favors, and a book for each child who attends. Any child who has a birthday during that month will also receive a birthday present. Volunteers with special talents, such as making balloon animals, face-painting, playing music, or acting as clowns or kid-friendly characters, are needed to help entertain kids for an hour. Parties occur one Saturday per month and run from 12-1:30 p.m. The fun activity will take place in the first hour, followed by pizza and cake.

Mount Vernon, NY

Through 12/14/20

Administrative Associate

The Administrative Associate will provide executive support for the Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry Board. The volunteer should have administrative experience, superior organizational skills, and the ability to work independently. This is a remote volunteer position. Responsibilities: Communicates on behalf of Board President with Board members Coordinates with Board President on preparation and distribution of meeting materials, agenda, minutes, and recording of Board resolutions Oversees Document Retention Policy and document archives Develops and maintains corporate calendar Oversees compliance matters Oversees transition to and day-to-day operation of Board communication and document archiving software Qualifications: Expert written and verbal communications skills with ability to communicate persuasively and to proofread Strong organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines and prioritize and manage multiple tasks with attention to detail Comfortable working independently and as an effective member of a team Four-year college degree or equivalent experience Experience in related field (Communications, Non-profits, Administration) Broad-based computer skills, adept with Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Google Sheets, DropBox Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged information at all times Schedule: 5-10 flexible hours per week from home

Mount Kisco, NY

Through 1/31/21

Rockland Community Action Pantry Volunteers

The Rockland Community Action Partnership is seeking volunteers to assist with unloading its delivery van and sorting and organizing food items in the pantry. The volunteers will also help check for and discard food with expired dates, keep the pantry organized, and create food bags for pick-up. Food pantry volunteers must be able to lift 30 pounds and volunteer at least three (3) times a month. Rockland Community Action Partnership's food pantry is located at its Haverstraw office.

Haverstraw, NY

Through 12/31/20

Prepare Bag Lunches for Families to Take Home

Volunteers are needed to assemble bag lunches (over 100 on Tuesdays and 50 on Fridays) for families to take home. These portable meals include a sandwich wrapped in tin foil, a drink and a desert. The bag lunches will be distributed each night following dinner service. #JLP

Mount Vernon, NY

10/13/20 2:30 PM + more

Haverstraw Food Cupboard Volunteers

The Haverstraw Food Cupboard needs volunteers to help with its food pantry! Volunteers may greet clients as they enter the pantry, help pack and carry bags, sort and report donations, restock shelves, count inventory, connect clients to helpful information and local resources, and more. All volunteers will be trained, and they are expected to maintain and protect client and family confidentiality according to HIPAA mandates. Volunteers should be able to work both independently and as a team player; they should have compassion for those struggling to get their basic needs met as well as have communication skills to work effectively with clients, volunteers, and the community at large.

Haverstraw, NY

Through 2/28/21

Become a Board Member

Sheltering the Homeless is Our Responsibility (SHORE) is currently seeking board members! SHORE is an all-volunteer, interfaith, not-for-profit housing organization that provides primarily permanent, affordable rental homes for homeless families. Its board members: Are knowledgeable about SHORE's mission and properties. Empathetic to the homeless families they assist, become familiar with the backgrounds of existing tenants, and are willing to help choose new tenants. Are proactive, attend regular board meetings, participate in fundraising and organized activities, and contribute ideas and energy towards making SHORE more viable both financially and operationally. Publicize SHORE's mission and needs; board members understand that only SHORE provides permanent homeless housing, that there are critical homeless housing needs in Westchester County, and that continual financial support is needed for apartment maintenance and administrative support involved in caring for its families and their needs.

White Plains, NY

Through 10/7/20

Grocery Delivery Driver to Homebound Chronically Ill

Volunteer drivers are needed to deliver healthy groceries weekly to the homebound chronically ill in Rockland County. Available shifts take place on Monday mornings and during the afternoon from Tuesday to Friday; shifts in Rockland County require about an hour commitment. Volunteers must: Have a valid driver's license and reliable vehicle Have the ability to lift 50 pounds Pass a background check Desire to contribute to their communities

Congers, NY

Through 6/6/21

Food Pantry Donations

The United Community Center of Westchester is seeking donations of non-perishable food for its emergency food pantry. Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. #remotevolunteer #donatefood

New Rochelle, NY

Through 4/4/21

Food Pantry Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help with setup, distribution, and cleanup of the food pantry.

Tarrytown, NY

Through 2/1/21

Food Rescue Volunteer - Brewster

County Harvest is an all-volunteer food rescue organization dedicated to helping communities throughout Westchester County by connecting food donors and agencies serving people in need. Every day, volunteers rescue good, excess food from supermarkets, wholesalers, farms, farmers markets, bakeries, caterers, country clubs, and corporate cafeterias and immediately deliver it to nearby soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, and community food programs. Food Rescue Volunteers are the lifeblood of County Harvest. Volunteers can commit to a weekly food rescue run or simply fill in on occasion. Most food rescue runs take about an hour and can be done using the volunteer's own car or one of County Harvest's three vans.

Brewster, NY

Through 3/5/21

Food Rescue Volunteer - Peekskill

County Harvest is an all-volunteer food rescue organization dedicated to helping communities throughout Westchester County by connecting food donors and agencies serving people in need. Every day, volunteers rescue good, excess food from supermarkets, wholesalers, farms, farmers markets, bakeries, caterers, country clubs, and corporate cafeterias and immediately deliver it to nearby soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, and community food programs. Food Rescue Volunteers are the lifeblood of County Harvest. Volunteers can commit to a weekly food rescue run or simply fill in on occasion. Most food rescue runs take about an hour and can be done using the volunteer's own car or one of County Harvest's three vans.

Peekskill, NY

Through 3/5/21

Food Rescue Volunteer - Mount Kisco

County Harvest is an all-volunteer food rescue organization dedicated to helping communities throughout Westchester County by connecting food donors and agencies serving people in need. Every day, volunteers rescue good, excess food from supermarkets, wholesalers, farms, farmers markets, bakeries, caterers, country clubs, and corporate cafeterias and immediately deliver it to nearby soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, and community food programs. Food Rescue Volunteers are the lifeblood of County Harvest. Volunteers can commit to a weekly food rescue run or simply fill in on occasion. Most food rescue runs take about an hour and can be done using the volunteer's own car or one of County Harvest's three vans.

Mount Kisco, NY

Through 3/5/21

Food Rescue Volunteer - Armonk

County Harvest is an all-volunteer food rescue organization dedicated to helping communities throughout Westchester County by connecting food donors and agencies serving people in need. Every day, volunteers rescue good, excess food from supermarkets, wholesalers, farms, farmers markets, bakeries, caterers, country clubs, and corporate cafeterias and immediately deliver it to nearby soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, and community food programs. Food Rescue Volunteers are the lifeblood of County Harvest. Volunteers can commit to a weekly food rescue run or simply fill in on occasion. Most food rescue runs take about an hour and can be done using the volunteer's own car or one of County Harvest's three vans.

Armonk, NY

Through 3/5/21

Food Rescue Volunteer - Port Chester

County Harvest is an all-volunteer food rescue organization dedicated to helping communities throughout Westchester County by connecting food donors and agencies serving people in need. Every day, volunteers rescue good, excess food from supermarkets, wholesalers, farms, farmers markets, bakeries, caterers, country clubs, and corporate cafeterias and immediately deliver it to nearby soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, and community food programs. Food Rescue Volunteers are the lifeblood of County Harvest. Volunteers can commit to a weekly food rescue run or simply fill in on occasion. Most food rescue runs take about an hour and can be done using the volunteer's own car or one of County Harvest's three vans.

Port Chester, NY

Through 3/5/21

Food Rescue Volunteer - Yonkers

County Harvest is an all-volunteer food rescue organization dedicated to helping communities throughout Westchester County by connecting food donors and agencies serving people in need. Every day, volunteers rescue good, excess food from supermarkets, wholesalers, farms, farmers markets, bakeries, caterers, country clubs, and corporate cafeterias and immediately deliver it to nearby soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, and community food programs. Food Rescue Volunteers are the lifeblood of County Harvest. Volunteers can commit to a weekly food rescue run or simply fill in on occasion. Most food rescue runs take about an hour and can be done using the volunteer's own car or one of County Harvest's three vans.

Yonkers, NY

Through 3/5/21

Food Rescue Volunteer - New Rochelle

County Harvest is an all-volunteer food rescue organization dedicated to helping communities throughout Westchester County by connecting food donors and agencies serving people in need. Every day, volunteers rescue good, excess food from supermarkets, wholesalers, farms, farmers markets, bakeries, caterers, country clubs, and corporate cafeterias and immediately deliver it to nearby soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, and community food programs. Food Rescue Volunteers are the lifeblood of County Harvest. Volunteers can commit to a weekly food rescue run or simply fill in on occasion. Most food rescue runs take about an hour and can be done using the volunteer's own car or one of County Harvest's three vans.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/5/21

Food Rescue Volunteer - Pelham

County Harvest is an all-volunteer food rescue organization dedicated to helping communities throughout Westchester County by connecting food donors and agencies serving people in need. Every day, volunteers rescue good, excess food from supermarkets, wholesalers, farms, farmers markets, bakeries, caterers, country clubs, and corporate cafeterias and immediately deliver it to nearby soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, and community food programs. Food Rescue Volunteers are the lifeblood of County Harvest. Volunteers can commit to a weekly food rescue run or simply fill in on occasion. Most food rescue runs take about an hour and can be done using the volunteer's own car or one of County Harvest's three vans.

Village of Pelham, NY

Through 3/5/21

Food Rescue Drivers

TOUCH (Together Our Unity Can Heal) provides healthy food and supportive services to our neighbors with chronic illnesses. TOUCH works with the partner organizations of Rockland Community Against Hunger (RCAH) to distribute food to over 30 area food pantries. In 2018, RCAH's Food Recovery Program rescued over 40,000 pounds of consumable food that would otherwise have gone into landfills—feeding those in need and benefiting the environment. Volunteers are needed to rescue food from local stores and deliver it to a participating food program. Volunteer drivers can commit to a weekly food rescue or fill in when needed. Most food rescue runs take about an hour and can be done using your own vehicle. Volunteers should be able to do some lifting. Businesses, church or worship groups, teen groups, and community organizations are always welcome to volunteer!

Congers, NY

Through 2/11/21

 


 

 

 

From the Spring of 2015 to 2018, the role of the Volunteer Hunger Relief Corps task force was to combat hunger in Westchester and Rockland counties by providing ongoing volunteer support and volunteer management resources to over a dozen local Hunger Relief Organizations.
 
The Volunteer Hunger Relief Corps was made possible by a Volunteer Generation Fund grant from the New York State Commission on National and Community Service. Thank you to all who served as Hunger Relief Corps Members.