Stop & Shop, Feeding Westchester, and Neighbors Link to Donate and Distribute Local Produce to
To address the food security issue in Westchester, Stop & Shop will be donating and distributing 5,000 pounds of fresh, local produce to those in need in the Westchester area at Mt. Kisco Elementary School, 47 W Hyatt Avenue, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549, on Thursday August 27th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Feeding Westchester will also be providing produce, bringing the total to 10,000 pounds of produce expected to be distributed to between 500 and 700 families. Local Stop & Shop store employees will be on-hand to distribute the produce so families affected by COVID-19 have nutritionally balanced meals to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This produce distribution event is also in collaboration with Neighbors Link. Based in Mt. Kisco, Neighbors Link operates throughout Westchester County to strengthen the community through the integration of immigrants. This is accomplished through creating education and volunteer opportunities in partnership with other local organizations. 200,000 Westchester residents, count on Feeding Westchester to provide access to nutritious food. While the numbers are staggering, the organization believes that hunger is a solvable problem in our community with partners like Stop & Shop and Neighbors Link. Produce being distributed includes: green/yellow squash, green peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, romaine / leaf lettuce, corn, cabbage, peaches, vine ripe tomatoes and squash. Produce will be distributed while adhering to social distancing guidelines.