Food for Families





History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Yonkers, NY

Total Budget: $4,000

Area of Focus: Peacebuilding and conflict prevention

Activity Type: Food/Agriculture: General

Summary: Food for needy families in Yonkers

During the height of COVID in 2020 and 2021, our Club developed a relationship with the Yonkers YMCA and YCAP when we purchased meals and partnered with them to distribute the meals to their clients. (Please see Certificate from YCAP in "Documents" section of this application)

Recently, our Club was approached by these two organizations to help them purchase food for their food pantries and help them distribute food to their clients.

While these organizations receive food from Feeding Westchester they must pay Feeding Westchester for certain foods - especially dairy products like milk and cheese.

Inflation has affected the amount of food these organizations can purchase from Feeding Westchester.

On June 28, 2022 LoHud reported that "food costs that have risen 18% for Feeding Westchester pantries" (Please see the full story in "Documents" section of this application)

Our Club proposes to help the food pantries at the Yonkers YMCA and YCAP purchase $4,000 worth of food from Feeding Westchester that they would otherwise not be able to afford and to help them distribute the food to needy families.

Project Contact Person

District: 7230

Rotary Club of: Yonkers-East Yonkers

Primary Contact: Greg Arcaro

Email: secretaryyonkersrotary@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".

Project listed for the 2022-23 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Yonkers-East Yonkers (7230)









Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Mahbub Ahmad

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Greg Arcaro

System Entry: Project signed by Greg Arcaro.


by Tim Hodges

System Entry: Project signed by Tim Hodges.


by Mahbub Ahmad

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Mahbub Ahmad

Documentation reviewed and sent to Stewardship for final approval.

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