Millwood, NY (PRWEB) September 21, 2009
Despite its affluent image, Westchester County is facing a growing number of residents who lack food security. The Food Bank for Westchester, a non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating hunger in Westchester County, aids in hunger relief efforts by channeling public and private donations into food delivery services to area agencies. It is proud to be the recipient of contributions from a new campaign spearheaded by the Concorde Group, Concorde Cares!.
Approximately 200,000 adults and children are at risk of hunger or hungry in Westchester County, with working adults as the largest segment. Furthermore, approximately 83,000 Westchester residents are living on an income at or below the federal poverty level, according to 2005 U.S. Census data. The "working poor" and hungry poor do not have adequate income for living expenses and food. The goal of the Food Bank for Westchester is to provide food assistance to those who need it.
"We have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Concorde and appreciate the firm's support of our mission," said Christina Rohatynskyj, Executive Director of the Food Bank for Westchester. "Every dollar donated purchases four times its value in food. Contributions from the Concorde Group will help us continue to serve our communities with close to five million pounds of food each year."
For every employee it places in client companies, Concorde will donate a portion of proceeds generated to the Food Bank for Westchester. Contributions are made in the name of client companies who opt into the campaign.
"Our goal is to raise awareness of hunger within the corporate community," said Bill Bernstein, Concorde Vice President. "We also believe that being a positive business role model makes us a better corporate citizen." Bernstein has served on the Food Bank's Board of Directors for 10 years, including three years as board president.
Concorde President Rich Greenwald and Bernstein said that giving back to the local community is an integral part of the company philosophy. Concorde, based in White Plains since 1986, provides retained search, contingency search and temporary staffing services in the tri-state region.
The Food Bank for Westchester is located at 358 Saw Mill River Road, Millwood, NY 10546. For additional information, call 914-923-1100 or visit http://www.foodbankforwestchester.org.
About the Food Bank for Westchester: The Food Bank for Westchester's mission is to lead, engage and educate Westchester County in creating a hunger-free environment. It solicits and administers donations from both the public and private sector, distributing food through approximately 200 hunger relief member agencies. Its core activity is the collection and distribution of donated, government and purchased food. The Food Bank distributes more than five million pounds of food to member agencies annually.