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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, president and CEO of the Food Bank for 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." [link]
 
 
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Food Pantry Delivery Drivers - Brewster to Carmel

Volunteers are needed to deliver boxes of food from the Second Chance Foods kitchen (116 Federal Hill Road in Brewster) to the Gilead Food Pantry (9 Church Street in Carmel). Volunteers will then create a display of the food. Boxes may weigh up to 30 pounds and have to be carried down one flight of stairs. Shifts run Fridays at 9 a.m.

Brewster, NY

11/15/19 9:00 AM + more

Food Pantry Unloading and Stocking Volunteers

Help stock and prepare Fred's Pantry on Friday mornings, the day before clients arrive to select their weekly supply of food. Tasks include unloading and storing large food deliveries (mostly from pallets received from Feeding Westchester), sorting and packaging produce, stocking shelves, and breaking down boxes for recycling. Volunteers must be physically fit and be able to lift heavy items such as cases of frozen meats, cases of canned fruits and vegatables, and crates of produce. Shifts occur on Fridays from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Peekskill, NY

11/15/19 9:30 AM + more

Food Pantry Ordering and Inventory Volunteers

Fred's Pantry is a choice food pantry that serves up to 125 families and over 400 individuals per week. In 2018, it provided the equivalent of 162,000 meals to members of its community. Volunteers are needed to assist with the ordering and maintenance of the food pantry's inventory. Volunteers with good documentation and organizational skills are welcome; all training will be provided. Shifts occur Fridays from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; occasional Saturdays from 8:30-11:30 a.m. are optional.

Peekskill, NY

11/15/19 9:30 AM + more

Farm to Food Pantry Kitchen Volunteers

Enjoy cooking? Come help in the kitchen at Second Chance Foods! The kitchen uses food that has been recovered from grocers and farms to make healthy and delicious meals for those in need. There are many ways to help: washing and chopping produce, labeling and packing boxes of meals, and cleaning up. All the food that is made is donated to local food pantries and soup kitchens.

Brewster, NY

11/15/19 9:30 AM + more

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

11/15/19 2:30 PM + more

Food Pantry Shopping Assistants

Volunteers are needed to assist clients with food selection based on family size. Tasks include escorting clients through the choice pantry, packing and carrying packages, sorting and packaging produce, restocking shelves, breaking down boxes for recycling, and acting as a greeter. Bilingual volunteers who speak Spanish and English are encouraged! Shifts run Saturdays from 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Peekskill, NY

11/16/19 8:30 AM + more

Represent Fred's Food Pantry at Peekskill Farmer's Market

Help staff the table representing Fred's Pantry at the Peekskill Farmer's Market! Volunteers will distribute printed materials, answer questions, record questions to be referred, collect contact information, and recruit fellow volunteers. They will also assist with the setup and breakdown of the pop-up tent. Training will be provided on speaking points and details about Fred's Pantry. Bilingual English/Spanish volunteers are encouraged to apply. Sign up for any or all shifts! 8:30-11 a.m. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Peekskill, NY

11/16/19 8:30 AM + more

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

11/16/19 10:00 AM + more

Food Distribution Volunteers

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 Saturday and/or Monday food deliveries. On Saturdays: unload the delivery van upon its arrival and bring items to the processing area for sorting and storage. On Mondays: distribute food items to those in need in nearby neighborhoods, interacting with the community. Volunteers must be punctual and be able to lift 10 to 50 pounds up and down one flight of steps.

Mount Vernon, NY

11/16/19 10:00 AM + more

Monthly Farm Truck Unloading and Distribution

In 2018, our Food Recovery Program saved over 40,000 pounds of consumable food that would otherwise have gone into landfills-- feeding those in need and benefitting our environment. This year we hope to increase that with YOUR help. On the fourth Tuesday of the month year-round we receive a tractor-trailer full of recovered farm-fresh produce from farms upstate. We need volunteers to assist in signing in participating pantries, counting boxes, and clearing away pallets and debris from the distribution lot in West Nyack. Following the distribution, volunteers assist us in unloading and storing items at the TOUCH food bank. Time commitment: 1-3 hours. Volunteers should be in good physical condition and able to lift 50 lbs. Is your community or corporate group looking to give back? Businesses, church or worship groups, teen groups, and community organizations are always welcome to volunteer with us!

West Nyack, NY

11/26/19 9:30 AM + more

Fight Homelessness in Westchester as a Point-in-Time Count Enumerator

The Westchester County Continuum of Care Partnership for the Homeless (CoC) is seeking volunteers to help count the people experiencing homelessness in Westchester County. Volunteer enumerators will be assigned a geographic area where they will partner with professional outreach workers and local law enforcement. Benefits: Volunteers are integral in the PIT Count campaign; this project helps Westchester County end homelessness by enhancing understanding and knowledge of this issue, which helps the region develop sustainable solutions. During this hands-on experience, volunteers will directly learn about homelessness and its impact in their communities, as well as have the opportunity to foster connections with other compassionate Westchester County residents. Key responsibilities: During the night of the PIT count, volunteers will count homeless individuals sleeping unsheltered in areas not ordinarily used as a place for human habitation. This includes sidewalks, parks, transit stations, commercial establishments, alleyways, bushes, vehicles, and hand-built structures Complete a mandatory 90-minute in-person training prior to the night of the count Follow counting protocols and guidelines to ensure safe, accurate, and timely data collection Check-in on the evening of the PIT count at an assigned count site Work with teams to survey an assigned route within a specific census tract area Submit completed counting materials to Count Site Coordinators at the end of the shift Qualifications: Interest in Westchester County CoC mission of ending homelessness in the Westchester County region Self-motivated and able to work well with little supervision Ability to make clear decisions with sound judgement Dependable, adaptable, flexible, and punctual Able to physically walk and/or drive 1 to 2 miles Access to reliable mode of transportation Age 18 years or older Time commitment: Counters commit to a 90-minute training and a shift of 4 to 6 hours depending on their geographic area.

Elmsford, NY

1/23/20 7:00 PM

Westchester Delivery Volunteers Needed

Hillside Food Outreach home-delivers food to over 2,000 clients throughout Westchester and Putnam Counties in New York and Western Connecticut. We are looking for volunteers in Westchester County to help us deliver to our growing wait list of clients who do not have access to local food pantries. We welcome volunteers of all ages, families, individuals, or teams who can help us deliver groceries to our hungry neighbors. Deliveries occur once a month on Saturday mornings, and we ask that you become a delivery volunteer for at least a year so our clients can develop a bond with you, and you can learn their needs.

White Plains, NY

Through7/28/20

Client Choice Pantry Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to assist in the Client Choice pantry. Tasks may include distributing food to clients, stocking shelves, and hanging and displaying donated clothing. Available shifts: Monday-Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday: 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Nanuet, NY

Through12/31/19

Food Pantry Donations

Ronald McDonald House provides a home-like atmosphere for families in need, and this means keeping its shelves stocked with household products for everyday use! Please view its Amazon wish list and consider making a contribution. Items always in demand include individually packed snack foods (chips, cookies, pretzels, fruit snacks, granola bars), travel-sized (non-hotel brand) toiletries, laundry detergent, and dish soap. Items must be new and unused. Items can be mailed directly to the House or can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. any day of the week. Schools and service groups are encouraged to consider hosting a large donation drive in their communities! #donatetoiletries #remotevolunteer

Valhalla, NY

Through11/20/20

Sort Clothing Donations for Low-Income Children

The Sharing Shelf, a program of Family Services of Westchester, is looking for volunteers to help sort, package, and distribute clothing donations for low-income children in the Westchester community. The Sharing Shelf collects new and gently used clothing for children from birth to age 19. Donations are sorted by quality, size, season, and gender then distributed through nonprofits, schools, and hospitals in the community to children in need at no cost. Each child receives a week's worth of seasonally appropriate clothing matched to their sizing needs. Volunteers must be at least 10 years old and those aged 10-14 must be accompanied by a parent who actively volunteers with them.

Port Chester, NY

Through12/4/19

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

Through2/11/21

Food Rescue Volunteer- Brewster

We are 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, our 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.  Whether you can commit to a weekly food rescue run or you’re able to fill in on occasion, we need your help.  Most food rescue runs take about an hour and can be done using your own car or one of our three vans.

Brewster, NY

Through3/5/20

Food Rescue Volunteer- Mount Kisco

We are 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, our 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.  Whether you can commit to a weekly food rescue run or you’re able to fill in on occasion, we need your help.  Most food rescue runs take about an hour and can be done using your own car or one of our three vans.

Mount Kisco, NY

Through3/5/20

Food Rescue Volunteer- Peekskill

We are 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, our 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.  Whether you can commit to a weekly food rescue run or you’re able to fill in on occasion, we need your help.  Most food rescue runs take about an hour and can be done using your own car or one of our three vans.

Peekskill, NY

Through3/5/20

Food Rescue Volunteer- Pelham

We are 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, our 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. Whether you can commit to a weekly food rescue run or you’re able to fill in on occasion, we need your help. Most food rescue runs take about an hour and can be done using your own car or one of our three vans. #JLP

Village of Pelham, NY

Through3/5/20

Food Rescue Volunteer- Armonk

We are 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, our 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.  Whether you can commit to a weekly food rescue run or you’re able to fill in on occasion, we need your help.  Most food rescue runs take about an hour and can be done using your own car or one of our three vans.

Armonk, NY

Through3/5/20

Food Rescue Volunteer- Yonkers

We are 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, our 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.  Whether you can commit to a weekly food rescue run or you’re able to fill in on occasion, we need your help.  Most food rescue runs take about an hour and can be done using your own car or one of our three vans.

Yonkers, NY

Through3/5/20

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, its 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 volunteers' own cars or one of County Harvest's three vans.

New Rochelle, NY

Through3/5/20

Food Rescue Volunteer- Port Chester

We are 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, our 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.  Whether you can commit to a weekly food rescue run or you’re able to fill in on occasion, we need your help.  Most food rescue runs take about an hour and can be done using your own car or one of our three vans.

Port Chester, NY

Through3/5/20

Putnam County Delivery Volunteers Needed

Hillside Food Outreach home-delivers food to over 2,000 clients throughout Westchester and Putnam Counties in New York and Western Connecticut. We are looking for volunteers in Putnam County to help us deliver to our growing wait list of clients who do not have access to local food pantries. We welcome volunteers of all ages, families, individuals, or teams who can help us deliver groceries to our hungry neighbors. Deliveries occur once a month on Saturday mornings, and we ask that you become a delivery volunteer for at least a year so our clients can develop a bond with you, and you can learn their needs.

Carmel Hamlet, NY

Through7/28/20

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

Through4/4/20

Food Pantry Volunteers

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

Tarrytown, NY

Through12/31/19

Volunteer Intake Coordinator

This role will handle volunteer inquiries and intake. Responsibilities include: respond to forwarded inquiries handle intake paperwork provide office tours or orientations conduct pre-screen interviews schedule volunteers or connect potential volunteers with appropriate staffers to follow up and schedule Flexible schedule and location!

Congers, NY

Through12/7/19

Social Media Strategist

We welcome applications from all full-time college students. Office and proficiency in social media applications (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). A high school diploma, GED, or comparable work experience is required. We seek persons with strong analytical, critical thinking skills, and communication and interpersonal skills. TOUCH-NY is interested in volunteers who have experience and capabilities in one or more of the following areas: Creating graphics for social media, website, newsletters, and email campaigns Graphic design, flyers, PowerPoint templates, and other conference/outreach materials Designing e-newsletter templates utilizing email marketing software like Constant Contact Building social media footprints Social media maintenance Create brand identities across print and digital platforms Coordinate video content development and production Organize and maintain photo, video, and media archives Help maintain and update websites Assist in executing communication activities on site

Congers, NY

Through5/8/20

Meal Delivery Volunteers

Help feed seniors in need! Meal Delivery Volunteers will drive from the pickup area (Van Tassell House) and deliver meals to seniors in the Somers area.

Lincolndale, NY

Through5/29/20

Sponsor a Family

Help an American family living in profound poverty by donating a monthly box of groceries! Family-to-Family is a hunger and poverty relief organization dedicated to providing food, personal hygiene products, and other basic life essentials to American families struggling with the challenges of poverty. By connecting donors one-to-one with specific families in need, Family-to-Family’s mission is to bring a large and seemingly intractable problem—poverty—into personal focus, making proactive, attainable results possible, one family at a time. Family-to-Family currently helps approximately 430 families in 27 U.S. communities. Families in need of sponsorship are identified by local outreach partners who have specific knowledge of the needs of families in their communities. Sponsor a family and ensure that they get the food they need the last week of every month when food stamps often run out. After signing up, Family-to-Family will send details about the family that needs help. Find more information and sign up to sponsor a family here.

HASTINGS HDSN, NY

Through5/29/20

Document Shredding

TOUCH is seeking volunteers who can work independently to safely operate the shredding machine to destroy confidential records about to be discarded. Volunteers will recycle materials in the recycling bin and tidy up the area where shredding occurred. This is a great opportunity for teens who are looking to fulfill service requirement hours!

Congers, NY

Through6/6/21

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

Through6/6/21

Graphic Design Volunteer

SHORE (Sheltering the Homeless is Our Responsibility) is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to providing stable housing for disadvantaged families throughout Westchester. SHORE is seeking a volunteer to assist with designing its periodic flyers, letters, and promotional materials for its annual fundraising dinner. Final results of all computer creations are digitally transmitted to a commercial printer. Volunteers should be familiar with computers and desktop publishing software.

White Plains, NY

Through8/1/20

Soup Kitchen Guest Relations Volunteers

Lifting Up Westchester aims to reduce food waste in Westchester County while offering entrees made with seasonal ingredients to locals in need. Volunteers are needed to interact with soup kitchen guests to collect feedback and data to help the organization better serve the community. Shifts run from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on a weekday of their choosing (either Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday). Volunteers must be 21 to be considered and they will be subjected to a background check. Offsite metered parking is available.

White Plains, NY

Through9/16/20

Thanksgiving Food Drive

ANDRUS is seeking food donations in order to create Thanksgiving baskets for families in need. Please consider donating the following: Turkey, ham, or chicken Pies Aluminum pans Boxes of stuffing Boxes of cornbread Boxes of macaroni and cheese Boxes of mashed potatoes Canned yams Canned cranberry sauce Jars of gravy Bags or boxes of rice

Yonkers, NY

Through11/15/19

Holiday Drive for Children and Families

Help make this time of year joyous for local children and families in need. ANDRUS is seeking new or "lightly used" gift donations that are suitable for adults, children, and teens: Needed for adults: hats, scarves, wallets, frames, winter coats Needed for children and teens: books, winter clothes, board games, stuffed animals, play sets, toys, winter coats Needed for all: wrapping supplies, like wrapping paper, bows, ribbon, tape Any help goes a long way!

Yonkers, NY

Through12/16/19

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

Through10/7/20

#GivingTuesday Food Drive: Donations Accepted

YCOP has again joined the #GivingTuesday movement (a Global day of Giving) by setting forth a challenge to its family, friends, and students to collect 5,000 non-perishable food items by December 3. The food items will go to First United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon's free food pantry and the Community Service Association (CSA) soup kitchen. Suggested items include: peanut butter, cooking oil, boxed meals, rice, cereal, canned meats, canned fruits, and chunky soups. (Remember that large cans work best for the soup kitchen!) Please drop off to one of the following locations: First United Methodist Church 227 East Lincoln Avenue Mount Vernon, NY 10552 Volunteer New York! 220 White Plains Road Tarrytown, NY 10591

Mount Vernon, NY

Through12/3/19

Haverstraw Thanksgiving Food Drive

Help feed families in need this Thanksgiving by donating canned goods and other non-perishables as part of Haverstraw's Thanksgiving food drive! Items needed include: Instant mashed potatoes Gravy Boxed stuffing Cranberry sauce Canned yams Marshmallows Canned corn Other canned vegetables Pies and cookies Seasonings (salt, pepper, etc.) Paper plates Plastic utensils Items must be dropped off by Monday, November 18 before 5 p.m.: Rockland Community College - Haverstraw Campus 2nd Level, Room H208 37 West Broad Street Haverstraw, NY 10927

Haverstraw, NY

Through11/18/19

Thanksgiving-In-A-Box

Help Huguenot Memorial Church feed more than 800 needy families in Westchester this holiday season during its 14th Annual Thanksgiving-in-a-Box Food Drive. This interfaith event is coordinated through Huguenot Memorial Church, Pelham Jewish Center, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Catharine's Parish, Christ Church, Pelham Community Church, and Bronxville Reformed Church, and Family Services of Westchester will be providing boxes of donated food to families at its Mount Vernon, Pelham, Port Chester, Tarrytown, White Plains, and Yonkers locations. Volunteers are needed to assemble the boxes of food, which will feed a family of 6-8 people. Here’s how to volunteer: Express interest below to indicate that you'd like to put together a box. Buy the specific food items (shopping list below) and pack the box at home. Bring the box to the Huguenot Memorial Church library in Pelham. Boxes can be dropped off between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. between Saturday, November 23 to Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Here is the shopping list for Thanksgiving-in-a-Box. Everything will fit inside the box except for the ham: 1 pre-cooked sliced spiral ham (8-10 pounds; you can find this in the meat section of your grocery store, but please, no canned hams) 2 (28-32 oz) bags of rice 3 (15 oz) cans of corn 3 (15 oz) cans of peas 1 (5 pound) bag of potatoes; approximately 12 potatoes 1 (3 pound) bag of apples; approximately 8-10 apples 1 (1 pound) box of pasta 1 (24 oz) jar of tomato sauce (any kind) 1 bag/box of cookies (Oreos and other cookies with similar packaging are perfect!) 2 (64 oz) containers of juice (please no cider or anything that needs to be refrigerated!)

Pelham Manor, NY

Through11/26/19

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

Through2/28/21

Bilingual/Spanish Patient Engagement Volunteers

Open Door is the region's expert in all aspects of health, 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 and Putnam Counties healthy and strong, regardless of their ability to pay. Nearly half of Open Door patients are uninsured or underinsured, and their primary language is Spanish. Dedicated bilingual volunteers are needed for ongoing positions in the following areas: Distribute baby essentials in the Pre-Natal Department Package and distribute food at farmers markets Read to children in waiting rooms Wrap, sort, and distribute toys during Open Door's Santa Days program Opportunities are available in Ossining, Sleepy Hollow, Port Chester, Mamaroneck, Brewster, and Mount Kisco. AmeriCorps and internships (20 hours per week with stipend) are available!

Through9/9/20

 


 

 

 

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.