June 29, 2012
-- Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing and alleviating hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds. Their $10,000 grant will support the Food Bank in its efforts to advocate for hunger relief and a hunger-free environment. The mission of the Food Bank for Westchester is “To lead, engage and educate the Westchester public in creating a hunger-free environment.”
The Food Bank’s advocacy efforts include published editorials, public position statements, electronic and social media announcements, and news conferences about current legislation impacting hunger-relief programs and advocating for preservation of government food programs.
“We are grateful to Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger for their generous support that will help us fight hunger and advocate for the estimated 200,000 children, seniors and their families in Westchester who are hungry,” said Food Bank for Westchester Executive Director Christina Rohatynskyj.
The Food Bank for Westchester is located at 200 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, NY 10523.