PLEASE NOTE: This article was published in 2009. Some information may be outdated. Please call to confirm donation and/or volunteer information for the current year.
Want to do some good this Thanksgiving? The following places around Westchester need your help. Call ahead to confirm details.
- The Sharing Community, Inc.'s Annual Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner for the Homeless and Hungry needs volunteers to help serve meals. Turkeys and non-perishable foods are accepted, along with monetary donations. Thursday, November 26, 12-3pm. 1 Hudson Street, Yonkers. 914-963-2626. www.thesharingcommunity.org.
- The Food Bank for Westchester works with more than 200 agencies to distribute food on Thanksgiving. Non-perishable foods and monetary donations are accepted. 914-923-1100. www.foodbankforwestchester.org.
- Westhab, Inc. is accepting canned and dried foods of any kind for the food pantry, as well as cooked Thanksgiving dinners. 85 Executive Boulevard, Elmsford. 914-345-2800. www.westhab.org.
- The Ossining Food Pantry is looking for in-kind donations, which include non-perishable canned and boxed foods. Volunteers are also needed to facilitate food drives. 7 South Highland Avenue, Ossining. 914-245-4334. www.ossiningfoodpantry.org.
- The Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc. (WestCOP) is accepting monetary and non-perishable food donations for its annual Thanksgiving Family Dinner. 2269 Saw Mill River Road, Building #3, Elmsford. 914-592-5600. www.westcop.org.
- The First Assembly of God is accepting non-perishable food items for its Thanksgiving dinner. 165 Union Avenue, New Rochelle. 914-632-0031.
- Grace Church Community Center needs volunteers to serve meals. Non-perishable foods, paper goods, plastic glasses and cutlery, Styrofoam cups, and monetary donations will also be accepted. Grace Church Community Center, 33 Church Street, White Plains. 914-949-3098. www.gracecommunitycenter.org.
- Volunteers are needed to share their Thanksgiving dinners with people from the church and community at the Thanksgiving Outreach Dinner. Thursday, November 26, 1-4pm. Grace Baptist Church, 52 S. Sixth Avenue, Mount Vernon. 914-664-2676. www.gracebapt.org.
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