Two Recent Initiatives to Benefit our Food Pantry

Cereal drive with FPCY representation by Katharine Frase

The Supervisor’s Youth Council recently concluded its inaugural project—a cereal collection drive that supports local food pantries.

In partnership with the Yorktown Alliance for Safe Kids, the new youth council is a platform for young people to share their ideas and perspectives with the Town’s leadership. The cereal drive concluded November 18, and it collected more than 100 boxes of cereal.

“This youth council is an important opportunity for young people to engage in community projects and have their say,” said Supervisor Matt Slater. “I’m looking forward to receiving new ideas and feedback from these young leaders.”

The collection drive benefited the First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown Food Pantry and the Community Food Pantry at St Mary’s Mohegan Lake. On the weekend of November 19, the two pantries served more than 500 families.

In addition, a holiday food drive, the first one organized by the Yorktown Town Board and the Yorktown Food Security Task Force, will address the rising number of people needing help from local food pantries.

The drive, with runs through Dec. 31, started at Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace at 380 Downing Drive, with a collection box set up for shoppers who want to buy extra food items to donate.

Uncle Giuseppe’s donated $500 to the drive, and additional corporate donations include from ShopRite of Cortlandt, which will donate product to the drive. The White Plains law firm Bleakley Platt donated $500.

This drive will support the four pantries in Yorktown, including our own. Learn more in the article on Patch.