Hungry Families in Larchmont and Mamaroneck Need Your Help:

This Sunday, the Keio Academy will be holding a food drive to benefit the Mamaroneck CAP Center at the Stop and Shop in Larchmont.

How many families in Larchmont-Mamaroneck have empty shelves and nothing in their refrigerator on a regular basis?  More than you would imagine.

The (CAP), in partnership with the , feeds 350 families in the area every other week, said Guisela Marroquin, director of the CAP Center.  The Hunger Task Force utilizes the space at the CAP Center and provides volunteers for the bi-weekly food distributions.

Overall, the  on average, a total of 1,100 people in the Larchmont-Mamaroneck area; 367 children and 150 seniors, two particularly vulnerable populations.  Currently, 650 registered families are below the federal poverty line and, for over 250 families, the groceries are a regular source of household food, supplementing meager budgets.

This Sunday, Dec. 11, students from Keio Academy—a Japanese boarding school in Harrison—will be holding a food drive from 9 a.m.-noon at the on Weaver and Boston Post Road in Larchmont to benefit the CAP Center.

The following items will be collected: canned vegetables, canned soups, rice, pasta, coffee, tea, pancake mix, syrup, cereal, cookies/crackers, canned fruit, salad dressing and other condiments.  All proceeds will go to the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Food Pantry at the CAP Center.

Please stop by and donate an item or two to benefit this important community initiative.




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