The content below was submitted by the Mamaroneck High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).
The Mamaroneck/Larchmont Hunger Task Force (the Food Pantry) is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization devoted to providing low-income families with food. Distributions are held twice a month, and supply nourishing meals to an average of 350 families. Food distributions are funded by private donations but also by the purchasing of food from the Food Bank of Westchester. Each bimonthly distribution costs about $12,000.
This weekend, the Food Pantry held their annual Thanksgiving collections at several local supermarkets. FBLA members came to help Hunger Task Force volunteers at the local A&P collection event, which was held on both Saturday and Sunday. FBLA members worked 90-minute shifts handing out prospectuses, collecting donations and organizing donated foods into crates based on category.
The food collected over the weekend preceding Thanksgiving will go toward a special Tuesday distribution, and will supply over 450 homes with food to celebrate the holiday. This is the season to be thankful and give back to others, and Mamaroneck FBLA is proud to have helped the Food Pantry in their efforts to make this holiday special.