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Food Pantry Collection Initiative
We are actively collecting food for local food pantries for the Community Center of Northern Westchester.
Links to their websites would be appropriate.
Please Email Pastor Nikki for information about donating.
Other Ways to Help
1) You can donate money to the Conference effort to target existing and new food ministries around our Conference. I know--because of being a part of the task force for this effort--that the first recipients of this money have included the huge operation out of St. Paul's and St. Andrew's UMC in Manhattan, a huge ministry based in The Village Church in Manhattan, and a new ministry effort in the South Bronx out of First Spanish UMC. The specific recipients of funds will be expanding as more money is allocated.
A “NYAC COVID-19 Emergency Food Response” account has been set up within the Missions office to support our church-based food ministries. Checks may be made out to the NYAC with “Emergency Food Response” in the memo line. Donors may also go on the NYAC website (www.nyac.com), and click on the “Give to the NY Conference” tab on the right panel. Direct your gift to “Emergency Food Response.” All questions may be directed to Tom Vencuss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) Our sister church from our cooperative parish located in Norwalk, CT, The Cornerstone Church, is spearheading a huge effort to meet the emergency stage need among undocumented families. They are specifically targeting partnerships with organizations that serve populations unable/afraid to access other food resources because of their immigrant status. The effort is an expanding weekly transport and distribution of boxed food. Checks can be mailed to the church at Cornerstone Community Church, 718 West Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850, with a Memo: Blessing Boxes.
Cornerstone Community Church, a United Methodist Church of Norwalk, CT, is partnering with Blessings of Hope to help address the increasing demand in our area to provide food for our neighbors struggling with hunger. School closures, rising unemployment and rising poverty due to quarantine and stay-at-home orders have disproportionately impacted people already at risk of going hungry.
Blessings of Hope is a food distribution warehouse setup to allow large food distributors to efficiently donate their excess product to impact the community. They are a "wholesale food bank" with a mission to empower other ministries, like Cornerstone Community Church, to efficiently reach their community with food and acts of love.
On April 30, 2020, with the help of St. Phillip Church, the City of Norwalk, and Stew Leonard’s and a number of their employees, Cornerstone Community Church distributed 288 prepackaged food boxes prepared by Blessings of Hope to approximately 10 local organizations who then distributed the boxes to individual families in need. Each box contained between 35 to 40 lbs of food that can feed a family for several days.
3) Community Center of Northern Westchester in Katonah, NY continues to collect food and monetary donations. The food the Stevens Memorial UMC congregation has been collecting will go here. According to social media posts I've recently seen, they currently have a critical need for reusable or paper bags for packaging the food. Their website:
4) Zion's Hill UMC continues to collect food for the WIlton Food Bank. Donations can be dropped with member Boyd Malkin at Napa Auto Parts at 388 Danbury Rd in Wilton.
5) Our ecumenical church partners in South Salemhave small operations happening at their churches to distribute food/supplies. St. John's Episcopalian Church has a bin in front of their building: dry food donations can be placed in the bin, and anyone in need can take what they need from the bin. The South Salem Presbyterian Church has a similar exchange at their church, specific to paper goods and masks.
United Methodist Women
Watch for our meetings focused on giving.
The UMW will prepare and serve food for the Westchester Community Center in 2021.
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