Food For The Front Line in Westchester

So many of us are struggling with being told to STAY HOME and feeling helpless while there are thousands of dedicated doctors and nurses throughout Westchester County working long hours and in many cases double shifts to save lives. 

Through a friend we connected with the group who started #Foodforthefrontline in NYC supporting Weill Cornell Medicine / New York Presbyterian Downtown Hospital and Lenox Hill and decided we wanted to help,  but chose to focus on small Westchester towns. 

Food or produce is not easy for the nurses and doctors to get during long 12 hour shifts and even if a supermarket or restaurant is open, the doctors and nurses are trying their best to limit additional contact to the outside. They are also not able to go out or get to a grocery store to buy fresh fruits and vegetables to take home. Even if they are able to go, by the time they get to there, the shelves are empty. 

Many of the town restaurants that have chosen to stay open are family owned and operated. We want to support these restaurants, help them cover costs and keep their already scaled back staff employed.  The produce suppliers are also suffering. 

Money raised is immediately going back into the local economy. The towns we are supporting restaurants in are: Somers, Pleasantville, Hawthorne and Thornwood. So far on board are: Three Little Pigs BBQ Hawthorne, Il Forno Somers, Rose Hill Deli, Trotta Food Thornwood, Silvios Restaurant & Pizzeria Thornwood, Salsa Verde Somers, Mission Taqueria Pleasantville, Taste Deli Somers. Please have your local favorite spot in those towns reach out if they can provide food and would like to be added to the rotation. Produce boxes being supported by Rengi Wholesale. 

We have navigated the contacts at the hospitals to make sure they get through seamlessly either direct or with their Meal Train site. They are also working to guide us on produce and fruit suggestions for the "take home" produce boxes. 

The goal is 3-fold:
1. Raise money to spend locally at restaurants to keep staff employed and continue operation 
2. Send Food to the Frontline
3. Provide to-go "take home" produce boxes with fruits and vegetables

The Hospitals we are currently targeting are: (we are happy to add if there is a need)
1. Westchester Medical Center 
2. Phelps Memorial 
3. Northern Westchester Hospital 
4. Blythedale Children's Hospital 
5. Putnam Hospital 

Collectively we are all working TOGETHER while APART to make a difference during these unprecedented times. 

Thanks to each and every one of you for helping to spread the word.  
 
#ittakesavillage #WestchesterStrong #FoodfortheFrontline #weareinittogether #supporteachother

Donations

  • Brenda Kerins 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Debbra Verard 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Sandra Brethower 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Richard Malan 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Nancy Herbst 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
See all

Fundraising team: Feeding the Front Line in Westchster (3)

Dianne DiNardo 
Organizer
Raised $2,110 from 33 donations
Thornwood, NY
Eli Yates 
Team member
Raised $3,606 from 59 donations
Keri Reitman 
Team member
Raised $50 from 1 donation
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