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Programs & Services

 

To help feed hungry and food-insecure children locally, the Food Bank for Westchester conducts the BackPack Program, a trademarked program of Feeding America. The BackPack Program is designed to help alleviate child hunger by providing hungry and at-risk children with nutritious, easy-to-prepare food at times when other resources are not available, such as during weekends and school vacations. Being very aware that children receiving BackPacks likely will share the food with siblings and other family members, care is taken to pack food items that can be easily shared and/or can contribute to a family meal.

Food Bank for Westchester currently conducts the BackPack Program at 39 sites, serving up to 1,644 children.

The response from parents of children receiving the BackPacks is very positive.

Comments from BackPack Parents

“We are thankful for the support of the program because it helps us to feed our children better."

"Helps us a lot…. We receive different kinds of food that we like at home and get new recipes that explain how to prepare food for the following day."

"I am grateful for the backpack program, and my children love the food—thanks.”

"The food bag has really helped me and my family make ends meet over the weekend."

“It helps my weekly budget.”

“Thank you for helping my family.”

 

Throughout the US, more than 145 Feeding America members and partner distribution organizations operate more than 3,600 BackPack Programs, collectively serving more than 190,000 children each year.

For information about the BackPack Program, contact Ferne Bordash, Manager, Food Bank Direct-Service Programs, at

(914) 909-9619 or ferne.bordash@foodbankforwestchester.org.

The Food Bank for Westchester conducts the BackPack Program at these sites every other week:

GREENBURGH  
Greenburgh Central School District #7 50 Bags
   
LAKELAND SCHOOL DISTRICT  
Van Cortlandtville Elementary School, Mohegan Lake 94 Bags
   Lakeland School District BackPack bags also go to:  
   Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, Yorktown Heights  
   George Washington Elementary School, Mohegan Lake  
   Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School, Yorktown Heights  
   Lakeland High School, Shrub Oak  
   Lincoln Titus Elementary School, Cortlandt Manor  
   Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, Yorktown Heights  
   
MOUNT KISCO  
Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester 70 Bags
   
MOUNT VERNON  
A.B. Davis Middle School 50 Bags
Edward Williams Elementary School 50 Bags
Macedonia Baptist Church 50 Bags
Peak Center, Westhab 50 Bags
   
NEW ROCHELLE  
New Rochelle Parks & Recreation Summer Camps: Jefferson, Joy & Ward 137 Bags
Shiloh Baptist Church 60 Bags
   
OSSINING  
IFCA - Interfaith Council for Action 40 Bags
   
PEEKSKILL  
Hillcrest Elementary School 65 Bags
Oakside Elementary School 65 Bags
   
PORT CHESTER  
Park Avenue Elementary School 50 Bags
Port Chester HeadStart 50 Bags
Salvation Army Port Chester 50 Bags
Thomas A. Edison Elementary School 50 Bags
   
TARRYTOWN  
RSHM Life Center 50 Bags
   
WHITE PLAINS  
Greenburgh Housing 50 Bags
Mamaroneck Ave. Elementary School 60 Bags
Neighborhood Services 50 Bags
Ridgeway Elementary School 70 Bags
White Plains Youth Bureau-Neighborhood Services 50 Bags
   This program also distributes BackPack bags to:  
   DeKalb Avenue, Ferris Avenue, Saturday Academy,  
   the Thomas H. Slater Center, and the Thomas H.  
   Slater Center Teen Lounge  
YWCA of White Plains 50 Bags
   
YONKERS  
Cedar Place Elementary School

50 Bags

 

Community School 13 50 Bags
Elm Street Youth Center 50 Bags
Eugenio Maria de Hostos MicroSociety School 50 Bags
Nepperhan Community Center 70 Bags
St Peter’s Childcare 100 Bags
Thomas Cornell Academy 50 Bags
Yonkers Montessori Academy 50 Bags
   
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS  
Mildred Strang Middle School 50 Bags

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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