Monday, October 26, 2009

Christmas Village Donates $2,500 to Food Bank for Westchester

Christmas Village Donates $2,500 to Food Bank for Westchester

The Food Bank for Westchester, which is celebrating its 20th year of fighting hunger in Westchester, recently received a $2,500 donation from Seasonal Village Stores, which owns Hartsdale-based Christmas Village and Spooky Town. All funds were used by the Food Bank for Westchester to help feed hungry families throughout Westchester this holiday season.

Millwood, NY (PRWEB) January 25, 2010

The Food Bank for Westchester, which is celebrating its 20th year of fighting hunger in Westchester, recently received a $2,500 donation from Seasonal Village Stores, which owns Hartsdale-based Christmas Village and Spooky Town. All funds were used by the Food Bank for Westchester to help feed hungry families throughout Westchester this holiday season.

In the spirit of holiday giving, Christmas Village general manager David W. Machacek and his staff invited their customers to make a contribution to the Food Bank for Westchester by decorating a tree with personal blessings. After the tree was decorated, it was delivered to Yonkers Community Action Program (YCAP) for its clients to enjoy during Christmas. YCAP is one of the more than 200 hunger relief agencies served by Food Bank for Westchester.

“It’s the right thing to do,” said Daniel Levine, VP, Seasonal Village Stores, LLC. “We wanted to be good corporate citizens by taking the initiative to give back to our neighbors.”

Christina Rohatynskyj, Executive Director of the Food Bank, said that she is pleased that so many businesses throughout the county have made a commitment to helping hungry people in Westchester. “We thank Christmas Village for recognizing the dire need for healthy, nutritious meals for people who live all around us. This donation enabled us to provide 5,000 meals to hungry people in Westchester,” she said.

The Food Bank for Westchester, one of eight food banks in New York State, acquires, warehouses and distributes food to 200 Westchester County hunger relief organizations, including food pantries and soup kitchens, among others. These efforts feed some or all of the 200,000 people in Westchester who are hungry or at risk of hunger. The Food Bank mission is supported by an extensive donor and volunteer network.

For additional information about the Food Bank for Westchester, visit http://www. foodbankforwestchester. org (http://www. foodbankforwestchester. org) or call 914-923-1100. The Food Bank for Westchester is located at 358 Saw Mill River Road, Millwood, NY 10546.

About the Food Bank for Westchester: The Food Bank for Westchester’s mission is to lead, engage and educate Westchester County in creating a hunger-free environment. It solicits and administers donations from both the public and private sector, distributing food through approximately 200 hunger relief member agencies. Its core activity is the collection and distribution of donated, government and purchased food. The Food Bank distributes more than five million pounds of food to member agencies annually.

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