WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – The Food Bank for Westchester has begun its annual “Check-Out Hunger” campaign to benefit the more than 265 hunger relief programs in Westchester County. The campaign is under way at supermarkets throughout the region, including A&P, Balducci’s, Fairway, PathMark and ShopRite.
Supermarket shoppers can help the hungry by selecting $1, $3 and $5 donation slips at checkout aisles of participating stores. Whenever a shopper makes a donation, the cashier scans the “Check-Out-Hunger” donation slip.
“The winter is fast approaching and many Westchester County residents will have to make the difficult choice between buying food and paying a heating or utility bill,” said Ellen Lynch, executive director of the Food Bank for Westchester. “Hunger is a serious problem throughout our region and this is one way we can help those in need right here in our area.”
Every year the campaign is an important source of funding for the Food Bank for Westchester and supports its ongoing fight against hunger and poverty in communities across the county.
Of the 200,000 county residents who are hungry or at risk of hunger, 33 percent are children under the age of 18 and 22 percent are seniors over the age of 60.
Here are the participating stores, locations and schedule:
- A&P Stores in Bedford, Brewster, Briarcliff Manor, Bronxville, Croton-on-Hudson, Goldens Bridge, Greenburgh, Harrison, Hastings-on-Hudson, Katonah, Mahopac, Mamaroneck, Millwood, Mohegan Lake, Mount Kisco, New Rochelle, Patterson, Peekskill, Rye Brook, Scarsdale, Shrub Oak, Thornwood, Yonkers and Yorktown will run the program through Jan. 24, 2015.
- ShopRite Stores in Bedford Hills, Cortlandt Manor, Croton-on-Hudson, New Rochelle, Scarsdale, Thornwood, White Plains, Tuckahoe and Greenway Plaza/Yonkers will run the program till Dec. 27
- Pathmark Stores in Port Chester, Scarsdale and Yonkers will run the program through Jan. 24, 2015.
- Balducci's in Scarsdale will run the program through Jan. 1, 2015
- Fairway in Mount Vernon will run the program through Jan. 24, 2015
For more information visit the Food Bank of Westchester’s website here .
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