June 21, 2012
-- The Food Bank for Westchester, which has been fighting hunger for 24 years, has received $2,500 from the Yorktown Heights-based Lipilekha Bangla Association (LBA) to fight hunger. The funds will be used immediately for emergency food distribution to some or all of the Food Bank’s 227 frontline hunger-relief member programs, including food pantries, soup kitchens, senior and child day-care programs, and residential treatment programs.
“We are grateful to the Lipilekha Bangla Association for their support that will help us fight hunger and advocate for the estimated 200,000 children, seniors and their families in Westchester who are hungry or at risk of hunger,” said Food Bank for Westchester Executive Director Christina Rohatynskyj.
The Lipilekha Bangla Association was founded in 1982 by a group of Bengali residing in the Hudson Valley to promote their culture and language through events, the arts and education. Today, LBA is a registered not-for-profit organization that has evolved to promote charitable, cultural and educational initiatives. LBA’s mission includes providing humanitarian aid to disadvantaged children and elderly people of West Bengal, India as well as to those in Westchester County and New York State. For information about the organization, visit http://www.lipilekha.org
“We are very impressed with the services the Food Bank for Westchester provides to our community and are pleased to contribute to this organization,”
said LBA’s Philanthropy Secretary Titania Gupta, of Hawthorne.