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December 22, 2022

Westchester Nonprofits Awarded $350,000 in Food and Shelter Grants 

United Way of Westchester and Putnam revealed that dozens of nonprofits serving Westchester County were collectively awarded $350,000 in funding through Phase 40 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. These funds are in addition to the $1.5 million allocated in Emergency Food and Shelter grants at the beginning of 2022. 

“With inflation being at 9%, plus a 30% increase in home heating costs, and 60% of our community struggling to afford essentials such as food and diapers, we know that nonprofits are stretching every dollar to serve the needs of their clients,” said United Way CEO Tom Gabriel. “We are honored to administer funding that will aid our partnering nonprofits to assist individuals hit hardest financially during these trying times.” 

The funds were made available through the National Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) Boards to Westchester County. This program provides federal funding, which helps extend currently available services for the hungry or homeless or at risk of eviction. The United Way of Westchester and Putnam is the administrative agent of the Local EFSP Boards in Westchester and Putnam counties. 

The award recipient organizations are:  

Caring for the Hungry & Homeless of Peekskill 

Caritas of Port Chester, Inc. / Meals on Main Street 

Catholic Charities Community Services Archdiocese of New York 

Choice of New Rochelle 

CLUSTER Community Services, Inc 

Community Center of Northern Westchester 

Community Food Pantry of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown 

Community Resource Center 

Echoes Africa Initiatives 

Family Services Society of Yonkers 

Feeding Westchester 

First Steps to Heal 

Giving Tree Global, Inc. (Bread of Life) 

Gullotta House 

Hearts & Homes for Refugees 

Human Development Services of Westchester 

Kingdom Neighborhood Development Corp 

Life Progressive Services Group, Inc. 

Lifting Up Westchester 

Mount Kisco Interfaith Pantry 

Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center 

My Sisters’ Place, Inc. 

Neighbors for Refugees 

Port Chester Carver Center 

Sheltering The Homeless Is Our Responsibility Inc./Interfaith Council for Affordable Residence, Inc. (aka SHORE/I CARE) 

St. Christopher’s Inn 

The Bridge Fund of New York Inc. 

The Children’s Village, Inc. 

The Ossining Micro Fund 

Trinity United Methodist 

United Community Center of Westchester 

Upon This Rock Ministries 


Working for Parents 

Yonkers Community Action Program 

YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester