Annual Food Drive at Bronxville School to Take Place January 23 to February 6; See List of Items Needed Print

Jan. 23, 2013:  The annual food drive for the Food Bank for Westchester will take place at The Bronxville School from January 23 to February 6.  There will be collection boxes in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms as well as the Bronxville Middle School office and the middle school/high school library throughout the drive.

In addition to the classroom collections, on Saturday, February 2, middle and high school students and staff will be collecting food outside the A&P from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Below are the most-needed items and information about the food bank.

Please limit your contributions to:

  • Canned goods (such as tuna, beef stew, soup, chili, fruits, vegetables, and beans)

  • Goods in plastic containers (such as peanut butter, jams and jellies, juice, and ketchup)

  • Personal hygiene items (such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, and soap)

Goods in glass or cardboard containers will not be accepted, and items that are perishable, have expired, or need refrigeration cannot be accepted.

Information about the Food Bank for Westchester, Inc.

On its website, the Food Bank for Westchester describes its mission as follows:  "To lead, engage and educate Westchester County in creating a hunger-free environment." The following descriptions of its role and activities are from its website:

The Food Bank for Westchester is the backbone of the county's emergency food distribution network.

It solicits, acquires, warehouses and distributes food to over 225 front-line hunger relief programs throughout the county, including food pantries, soup kitchens, adult and day-care centers, shelters and residential programs.

The Food Bank provides over 95% of all food these front-line programs distribute to feed some or all of the estimated 200,000 Westchester children, seniors and their families who are hungry or at risk of hunger.

The Food Bank delivers 10 to 12 tons of food a day and more than seven million pounds of food a year.

To date, the Food Bank has distributed over 80 million pounds of food to feed hungry Westchester residents.

The Food Bank has seen increased demands for food over the past year.  There have been several articles in local newspapers about this concern.

Thank you for your past generosity.  The Bronxville schools have always been so supportive of this food drive.

If you have any questions, please contact Glenn Stockton at CLOAKING or 914-395-0500, ext. 3248.