Food Drives and Food Banks in New York
Helping out the hungry this Thanksgiving is more important than ever before. Here are the food banks and food drives you can donate to or volunteer at this holiday.
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The annual Bethpage Turkey Drive to benefit Island Harvest Food Bank will take place Friday, Nov. 20 from 7:30am-4pm. It will be a no-contact donation car drive-through at Bethpage Federal Credit Union at 899 S. Oyster Bay Road in Bethpage.
This food drive is currently in ended of turkeys, canned ham, oven-stuffer chickens, gravy, stuffing, cornbread mix, white and sweet canned potatoes, rice, canned pumpkin, corn, string beans and greens, pie crust shells and cake mixes, coffee, tea, and juice. For more information, call 516-868-4989.
Donate a virtual grocery bag to a hungry or homeless community member this holiday season. $25 feeds 1-2 people, $50 a family of four, $100 a family of 6+.
Donate 75, 150, 225, 300, 1,500, or 3,000 meals to those in need with a click of a button. You can also host your own Feeding Westchester event, start a fundraiser, or donate food. The most needed food items this holiday are stuffing, macaroni and cheese, canned sweet potatoes, brown or white rice, canned mixed vegetables, juice, cranberry sauce, gravy, corn muffin mix, cake mix, canned or dried fruit, and potatoes. Be sure to look out for labels that read low sodium, no sugar added, reduced sodium, lite, no salt added, unsweetened, and 100% fruit juice.
The Ossining Food Pantry is accepting monetary donations for groceries for families in need, non-perishable foods like rice, cereal, soup, tuna, peanut butter, and canned vegetables, and volunteers. If you wish to organize a food drive, call 914-762-5510 or contact Ossining Food Pantry via website.
Donate or volunteer your time to help Westchester families with staples like frozen proteins, eggs, milk, and fresh produce.
The food pantry is accepting canned goods and nonperishables on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment.
Bach to Rock Music School Nanuet Thanksgiving Music Event & Food Drive
Join Bach to Rock Music School Nanuet on Nov. 21, 1:30-3:30pm for an afternoon of musical activities, games, karaoke, instrument exploration, and even learn to DJ at their Thanksgiving Music Event & Food Drive. All ages are welcome and kids/adults alike will leave learning something new within the world of music! Families are asked to donate non-perishable/canned food items as entry to the event. Bach to Rock Music School Nanuet will be donating to a local food pantry to support families in need this Thanksgiving season.
Use this website to find food pantries and feeding programs throughout Rockland if you would like to donate food or volunteer your time.
To organize a food drive on behalf of the Food Pantry, contact them at [email protected]. Thethe most needed items vary at different times. You can also make a monetary donation.
Make a donation to the all-volunteer organization or volunteer your time to give out food and unload food trucks.
The CCC Food Pantry provides food to Rockland residents for three meals and is open three times a week. You can donate on their website.
Make donations to the food pantry on the website.