WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Junior League of Bronxville partnered with the Food Bank for Westchester and Beulah Seventh Day Adventist Church on Thursday, Nov. 20, to donate 225 turkeys to families in need in Mount Vernon.
This event was part of Westchester’s annual Turkey Campaign run by the Food Bank for Westchester, which provides 5,000 turkeys each Thanksgiving holiday.
Thirteen volunteers from the JLB distributed turkeys and desserts to the families. According to Wilma Joseph, who administers the Food Bank for Westchester’s Kraft Mobile Food Pantry Progam at Beulah Church, families started lining up for the distribution around 1 a.m.
“The JLB’s core cause for several years now has been focused on alleviating hunger and promoting proper nutrition in southern Westchester. Our impact and commitment gets stronger each year with a big part of our success due to our amazing relationship and partnership with the Food Bank for Westchester. Together we continue to tackle issues of hunger and nutrition in our community,” said JLB President Erica Sevilla. "The Junior League of Bronxville was happy to be a part of making the Thanksgiving holiday brighter for some Mount Vernon families."
To learn more about the Junior League of Bronxville, visit http://www.jlbronxville.org , like the group on Facebook and/or follow it on Twitter.
The Junior League of Bronxville Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Bronxville services the areas of Bronxville, Eastchester, Mount Vernon, Tuckahoe, and Yonkers. The JLB has been an active and local women’s volunteer organization in Southern Westchester since 1948.
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