For most, Thanksgiving is a special time.
But for thousands of neighbors in Westchester who are facing hunger… because they’ve lost their job, business or lost financial help from relatives and friends… Thanksgiving this year will be painful, noted Karen Erren, President and CEO of Feeding Westchester.
Record levels of unemployment and business closures caused by the COVID-19 crisis means thousands of Westchester residents will be hungry—and alone—on Thanksgiving.
The demand for food during this crisis is unlike anything we’ve seen in our history, she says. “The number of people we’re serving each month is more than 2x as many as last year.
“Thanks to heroes like you, we’ve distributed more than 14 million pounds of food to hungry neighbors throughout Westchester since the pandemic began in March.
“With unemployment at record levels – Westchester’s jobless rate is 40% higher than the national average – this need will only increase.
“More than 300,000 of our neighbors are facing hunger right now, many for the first time in their lives.”
To make sure the most vulnerable neighbors get the food they need in the coming months, contact Feeding Westchester at 923-1100 to help or donate to make sure no one is forgotten this holiday season.
Feedingwestchester.org, 200 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, NY 10523, USA, (914) 923-1100