ELMSFORD – Food Bank for Westchester has been awarded a $10,000 grant from KeyBank Foundation to help fight hunger in Westchester County. The award will provide 23,800 nutritious meals to hungry Westchester children, families, and seniors.
“We are so thankful to KeyBank Foundation for this very generous grant to help us continue to help our neighbors who need it the most,” said Leslie Gordon, President & CEO of Food Bank for Westchester. “We believe that access to healthy food is a basic right for all people and we are so glad that partners like KeyBank understand the importance of our work.”
Key Bank’s grant will support Food Bank for Westchester’s Food Assistance Distributions programs, its core feeding initiative. Last year, Food Bank for Westchester collaborated with over 300 partners- including soup kitchens, food pantries, and other social service organizations to provide more than 8 million meals across the county. Food donations are sourced, sorted, inspected, and shipped to frontline food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters for direct distribution to needy individuals and families. As a member of the NY State Food Bank Association & Feeding America, Food Bank for Westchester leads hunger action programs, mobilizes resources to eradicate hunger, and advocates on behalf of food insecure residents in the community.
“At KeyBank, supporting our communities is at the core of our company’s culture,” said Joseph F. Markey, KeyBank Hudson Valley/Metro New York Market President. “We are proud to support Food Bank for Westchester in their work to eliminate hunger throughout our county, and help provide basic needs to our most vulnerable neighbors.”