Certain foods remind us of home—a place and a time in life—food that is shared around a table with people we love. For the families who fled the war in Ukraine and now stand in line at our pantry, they long for bowls of borscht, varenyky (dumplings), kasha and semolina for making breakfast porridge. AndContinue reading “July 2022”
We ended the first half of the year with another jump in the weekly numbers. We served 119 families, representing 332 people (195 adults, 106 children, 31 seniors). That reflects, of course, price inflation set off by the international supply chain crisis and by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We are preparing for what mayContinue reading “June 2022”
It’s hard to believe we are almost halfway through another year of challenges. Just when we thought COVID was ebbing, another onslaught of infections hit so many, including some of our valuable volunteers. But with adversity, we find we pull together to make sure our neighbors in need continue to benefit from our pantry. SoContinue reading “May 2022”
Some scary statistics have been coming our way recently. Food prices are up 15% since March 2020. A recent survey of Feeding Westchester clients found that for 66% of them, their local food pantry was their primary source of food. In Westchester, the second wealthiest county in New York, 1 in every 5 children lacksContinue reading “April 2022”
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