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Elmsford Recognized As 'Hunger Hero' By Food Bank Of Westchester

The Elmsford school district was honored as "Hunger Heroes" by the Food Bank of Westchester.
The Elmsford school district was honored as "Hunger Heroes" by the Food Bank of Westchester. Photo Credit: Contributed

ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- The Elmsford Union Free School District was among several local organizations to be recognized as “Hunger Heroes” at the Food Bank for Westchester’s annual Hunger Hero Awards breakfast on June 1.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Ricca accepted the Service Provider Award for the district’s work with the Food Bank for Westchester’s Backpack Program at the Alice E. Grady Elementary School and for its work with the Food Bank’s mobile food pantry, which is stationed at the Alexander Hamilton Jr./Sr. High School once a month.

The pantry offers free produce and other fresh foods to residents in need.

Ricca said the district is committed to taking a larger role in the fight against hunger and providing the best possible services to the Elmsford community.

“We are proud and grateful for our partnership with the Food Bank for Westchester and we are thankful for all of the support from our community leaders, our school community and our Board of Education,” said Ricca. “It’s because of you that we are able to make a difference for many in need. There is no shame in hunger and as a community, we recognize the importance of supporting each other.”

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