Food Bank for Westchester

The mission of the Food Bank for Westchester is to educate the public about hunger and food-insecurity and to create a hunger-free environment. The Food Bank is the backbone of the country’s emergency food supply, providing 95% of food to 227 frontline hunger-relief programs throughout the county, including food pantries, soup kitchens, residential treatment facilities, and senior and day-care centers. The Food Bank estimates that 200,000 people in the county are hungry or food insecure, meaning they don’t have consistent access to adequate, nutritious food for a healthy lifestyle. Half of them are seniors; one-third of them are children. The Food Bank for Westchester is a member of Feeding America, the national food bank network.

WESPAC Foundation

We are a multi-issue peace and justice educational organization that has been serving the Westchester Community since 1974. We work on economic, racial and environmental justice issues.

WestCOP Putnam Community Action Partnership

Some aid programs provide only short-term assistance, leaving recipients temporarily out of harm’s way but without the skills and resources needed to break the cycle of poverty, be self-sufficient and achieve financial independence. But Community Action is different. The mission is to mobilize and effectively manage resources that will help the low income and at-risk populations in Putnam County become more self-sufficient.

Furniture Sharehouse

Furniture Sharehouse provides free furniture to economically disadvantaged individuals and families living in Westchester County, giving them the basic household furnishings that enable them to rebuild their lives and live with dignity.

Bridges to Community

Bridges to Community, Inc. is a non-profit, community development organization which takes groups of volunteers to developing countries to work, learn and reflect. Through the process of living and working with local communities on construction, health and environmental projects, Bridges promotes cross-cultural learning, a deepening awareness of our global interdependence, and a commitment to the common good.

American Red Cross Metro New York North Chapter

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield endeavors, in its international and national capacity, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace among all peoples. Impartiality it makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavors to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress. Neutrality In order to continue to enjoy the confidence of all, the Movement may not take sides in hostilities or engage at any…

Westchester Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute for Nonviolence

The Westchester Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute for Nonviolence, founded in 1987, promotes and facilitates among residents of Westchester County, the attitudes, skills, and strategies of nonviolence as an approach to positive social change and the resolution of social conflict. Further, it educates local communities on the relevance of Dr. King's teaching for today's struggles for social justice and racial understanding.