ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- The Food Bank for Westchester in Elmsford, which operates the county’s largest food collection and emergency distribution network, recently announced a new partnership with Whole Foods Market that will help feed the county’s food-insecure population.
Five percent of net sales from purchases Wednesday at Whole Foods Market’s Westchester County locations, which include Port Chester, White Plains and Yonkers, will go to the Food Bank for Westchester to help provide food to hungry families in the county.
“We are grateful that Whole Foods Market has partnered with us for this wonderful initiative,” said Ellen Lynch, president and CEO of the Food Bank for Westchester. “We encourage people to shop at Whole Foods locations in Westchester County on Jan. 13 to help us continue our efforts to feed the hungry in our neighborhoods. Every penny counts.”
There are 200,000 hungry individuals in Westchester County. That is one in five people. More than 33 percent are children, and more than 22 percent are seniors.
The Food Bank for Westchester provides 95 percent of all emergency food distributed in Westchester, sourcing and supplying food to more than 265 local hunger-relief programs, including food pantries, soup kitchens, child and adult care centers, and shelters.
“At Whole Foods Market, we’re proud to offer support for organizations whose goals most closely reflect our mission and core values,” said Elisa Mondragon, marketing team leader at Whole Foods Market Yonkers. “We’re excited to partner up and provide financial support for the Food Bank for Westchester, honoring the hard work they do each and every day to fight food insecurity throughout Westchester County.”
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