P-4123

Fighting Hunger in Westchester

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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Scarsdale, NY

Total Budget: $5,000

Area of Focus: Maternal and child health

Activity Type: Community Development: General

Summary: This matching grant will benefit Feeding Westchester, which supplies 95 percent of all food distributed annually across our county's food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and day-care and residential programs.


We are partnering with "Feeding Westchester" which supplies 95 percent of all food distributed annually across our county's food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and day-care and residential programs. Through its membership with Feeding American and Feeding New York State, Feeding Westchester has access to millions of pounds of food products that national companies donate. Feeding Westchester also helps people learn to shop, cook and eat healthy on a limited budget and advocates for the preservation and improvement of the public "safety net" programs that provide life-saving food to struggling families. The scope of this project is to provide funds to purchase meals for needy families.

This project is aligned with the Area of Focus of Maternal and child health. Women in this country disproportionately experience hunger and poverty. 26.6 of homes headed by a single mother live below the poverty line, compared to 14.9 percent of homes headed by single fathers (Food Research and Action Center).

Our Club expects to have no difficulty raising $2500 for the project, based on widespread support for Feeding Westchester among the club's members and our executive board, as well as our success last year, when we surpassed our own goal and raised $5000 through contributions by community members and club members alike. On August 24, 2021, Karen Erren, the CEO of Feeding Westchester, was a guest speaker during our club meeting. She explained how Feeding Westchester operates, who they serve, and how they have managed to increase their distribution of food to meet the rising levels of food insecurity during the pandemic. It is possible that we will raise additional funds to expand the scope of our participation. The project is expected to begin in early October 2020 and we expect to raise $2500 from donations by members and community members through direct appeal by April 2021.


Addendum to Project Description (added after the project was signed)

The project is expected to begin in the fall of 2021. (This is a correction from the October 2020 date originally stated).

We expect to raise $2500 from donations from members and community members through direct appeal by April 2022. (This is a correction from the April 2021 date originally stated).

It is planned that members of the Scarsdale Rotary Club will participate in an in-person service opportunity to assemble bags of food for distribution in Westchester.

Project Contact Person

District: 7230

Rotary Club of: Scarsdale

Primary Contact: Jennifer Millman

Email: jenniferevemillman@gmail.com

Project Status

Approved
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 2021-22 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Scarsdale (7230)

4-Oct-21

$2,500

$2,500

$5,000

Total

$2,500

$2,500

$5,000

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History Log Entries

4-Oct-21

by Jennifer Millman

System Entry: Creation of project page.

4-Oct-21

by Jennifer Millman

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

4-Oct-21

by Jennifer Millman

System Entry: Project signed by Jennifer Millman.

5-Nov-21

by David Schribman

Approved with a DDF match for $1,950, not $2,500

5-Nov-21

by David Schribman

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

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