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Opus Foundation, TD Bank, and Bank of America Supports the Food Bank for Westchester

WHITE PLAINS, NY (December 2013) Every year, the Food Bank for Westchester benefits from the support of hundreds of organizations, including corporations, foundations, schools, and others. These partners help us make a difference in the lives of the estimated 200,000 Westchester residents who are hungry or at risk of hunger.

“We appreciate all our Corporate Partners that have stepped up this past year,” said Ellen Lynch, Executive Director, Food Bank for Westchester. “The generosities of our partners in their corporate giving initiatives have significantly enhanced our hunger-relief efforts. As our agencies are seeing an increase in the number of people they are serving, we, in turn, need to ramp up our inventories of food products. These donations and grants are vital to us as we prepare for the post-holiday season.”

Opus Foundation, a non-profit, charitable arm of the Opus Advisory Group, has donated $10,000, the proceeds from their 17th Annual Golf Classic.  These funds will support the BackPack program which alleviates childhood hunger by providing children with nutritious, easy-to-prepare food at times over the weekend. 

The TD Charitable Foundation, the giving arm of TD Bank, presented the Food Bank with a $30,000 grant this year. The grant has helped prepare the Food Bank for the holiday season and aid in assisting those who will experience an added burden due to the reduction in funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

The Bank of America awarded the Food Bank $25,000 in general support. Its charitable foundation provides philanthropic support to address needs vital to the health of local communities by focusing on critical needs, such as hunger.

To find out about the many ways that your company/corporation can partner with the Food Bank and make an impact on the hunger issue in Westchester County, please contact Katy Coppinger, Senior Director of Development at katy.coppinger@foodbankforwestchester.org. or visit, www.foodbankforwestchester.org.  

About the Food Bank for Westchester

Incorporated in 1988, the Food Bank for Westchester is one of eight food banks in New York State. It acquires warehouses and distributes more than 7 million pounds of food annually to 265 frontline hunger-relief programs, including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, day care and residential programs serving the 200,000 Westchester residents who are hungry or at risk of being hungry. Based in Elmsford, NY, the Food Bank is located in a 36,000sf warehouse and is home to Westchester’s largest refrigerator and freezer. For more information, visit www.foodbankforwestchester.org.

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