The Food Bank for Westchester applauded several community partners who work to end hunger in the county during its 11TH annual Hunger Heroes breakfast on Thursday, June 2 at Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown. During the ceremony, the Food Bank honored Malcolm Frouman, President of the Larchmont/Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force Food Pantry (seen above in the middle); Ossining Union Free School District; Scarsdale Middle School; Bunge; as well as a special thanks to Abigail Kirsch, Ed Steinberg, Alison Awerbuch and Peter Herrero.
“We were pleased to honor these amazing individuals and organizations with our prestigious ‘Hunger Heroes award, which recognizes those who have made a significant impact against hunger in our community,” said Ellen Lynch, President and CEO of The Food Bank for Westchester. “The honorees work tirelessly to help us feed the 200,000 hungry families, children and seniors in Westchester County. Our ‘Hunger Heroes’ Breakfast is the perfect opportunity to show our appreciation for the continued dedication and generosity of our volunteers and supporters.”
Also during the breakfast ceremony, Food Bank for Westchester unveiled a newly designed delivery truck branded with the logos of major donors as a thank you to corporate supporters of the organization.
Larchmont/Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force Food Pantry was honored with the Volunteer Award for effectively providing the best services possible to their community. The Larchmont/Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force Food Pantry, founded in 1993, continues to take a larger role in the fight against hunger under the leadership of Malcolm Frouman, who became President 2 ½ years ago. Last year, they packed and distributed a total of 10,119 bags of food, supplying food to nearly 400 households, which is more than triple the number served since 1998. The group recently formed partnerships with local organizations including the Rye YMCA and Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital to provide nutrition and health education to neighborhood families and launched an e-newsletter to inform donors and the Larchmont/Mamaroneck community about their work. A graphic designer and former art director for Businessweek, Frouman started volunteering about nine years ago at the urging of his wife, a middle school Spanish teacher and long-time volunteer.