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Posted on: April 13, 2020

COVID-19 Community Resources & Information

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COVID-19 Community Resources and Information: 


FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAMS:  

Feeding Westchester 

Driven by the belief that access to healthy food is a basic right for all people, Feeding Westchester leads hunger action programs and mobilizes the resources needed to eradicate hunger in Westchester County.


Use this map to find food assistance in Westchester County. This tool can help you locate your nearest Food Pantry, Hot Meal Program, and Emergency Food Delivery. Please call ahead to confirm hours and availability.


Feeding Westcheter  has initiated drive thru food distribution at locations around the county. Sign up to be notified about upcoming drive-thru distributions, hosted by Feeding Westchester. https://info.feedingwestchester.org/drive-thru-food-distribution


The Mobile Food Pantry travels throughout the county to deliver good nutritious food to Westchester communities with limited access to traditional food pantries https://feedingwestchester.org/find-help/mobile-food-pantry-schedule/


https://feedingwestchester.org/coronavirus-response/ 

https://feedingwestchester.org/donation-page/ 


FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN WHITE PLAINS:

Battle Hill Fire House

Fridays, 2pm

Harding and Robertson Avenue

White Plains, NY  10606


Ebersole Ice Rink/Delfino Park

Mondays at 11AM,  Fridays  2pm

110 Lake Street,

 White Plains, NY  10603


Church Street School

Mondays at 2pm 

295 Church Street

 White Plains, NY  10603

914.422.2400


Slater Center

Mondays at  2pm  
2 Fisher Court, White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 948-6211


White Plains Youth Bureau

Tuesdays, 10 AM

11 Amherst Place, White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 422-1378

http://whiteplainsyouthbureau.org/


George Washington Elementary School Food Pantry Sponsored by the GWPTA
Fridays,  11AM to Noon
100 Orchard Street, White Plains, NY 10604
(914) 422-2380


White Plains Hospital 

Saturday, May 30th 9AM

33 Davis Avenue

White Plains, NY 10601

aritacco@wphospital.org

Director of Community Outreach

(P) 914-849-2556


Mutual Aid & Direct Aid Programs Providing Food Assistance to the Community:

Bethel Baptist Church 

Second Saturday of the month

One Fisher Court

White Plains, NY 10601

(914) 949-2792 

http://bethelbaptistchurchwp.org/ 


Ecumenical Food Pantry
Fridays, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thomas Slater Center
2 Fisher Court, White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 948-6211

http://www.trinitylutheranchurchwhiteplains.org/ecumenical-emergency-food-pantry


El Centro Hispano
Operating from Post Road Elementary School
175 W Post Road, White Plains, NY 10606
April 16th, May 7th, May 21st, June 4th, June 18th at 3:00 PM
Food will be distributed from the Soundview Avenue entrance.
https://www.elcentrohispano.org/ 



First Baptist Church
456 North Street White Plains, NY 10605
(914) 946-5207 (No set hours. Please call)

https://www.firstbaptistwhiteplains.org/food-co-op.html 


Grace Episcopal Church 

Distribution of non-perishable foods

Thursday, May 21 Noon

33 Church Street, White Plains, NY  10601

http://gracewhiteplains.org/


Lifting Up Westchester

Operates Grace’s Kitchen at Grace Episcopal Church and provides a place for the hungry to regularly get a free meal weekdays and on all major holidays.  

Grace’s Kitchen at Grace Episcopal Church
33 Church Street, White Plains, NY 10601
Monday through Friday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

914.949.3098 
https://www.liftingupwestchester.org/food-outreac


Make the Road New York
46 Waller Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 948-8466
 Must call to make an appointment.

https://maketheroadny.org/services-info/


Mt. Hope African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
Table of Grace Green Thumb Program

Wednesday, May 27th, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
65 Lake Street, White Plains, NY 10604
(914) 948-6372


Ridgeway Alliance Church

465 Ridgeway, White Plains, NY 10605
Contact: Pastor Kevin Gillen (914) 949-3714 

Ridgeway Church Food Pantry Public Hours:
Monday 10am -2pm
Tuesday 4pm-6pm
Wednesday - No Hours
Thursday - No Hours
Friday 10am-2pm 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Religious-Center/Ridgeway-Alliance-Church-Food-Pantry-1344027209002361/ 


St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church
82 Prospect Street, White Plains, NY  10605
914.949.5577

Grab & Go Meal Bags distributed each Sunday 

http://www.stbartswp.org/home


Salvation Army
Operating from Post School
175 W Post Road, White Plains, NY 10606
May 1, 14, 28, June 11 at 3:00 PM
Food will be distributed from the Soundview Avenue entrance. 

https://newyork.salvationarmy.org/


Salvation Army

16 Sterling Ave. , White Plains, NY  10606 

914.949.2908

Food distribution based by appointment.  

https://easternusa.salvationarmy.org/use/covid19


The White Plains Community Action Partnership Emergency Food Pantry 
70 Ferris Ave, White Plains, NY 10603
Call (914) 428-7030 to make an appointment.

https://westcop.org/ 


Trinity United Methodist Church

130 South Lexington

No regular schedule, call first

914-761-3605 


White Plains Hospital 

Saturday, May 30th 9AM

33 Davis Avenue

White Plains, NY 10601

aritacco@wphospital.org

Director of Community Outreach

(P) 914-849-2556


White Plains Public Schools Food Distribution to White Plains District Students:
Breakfast and Lunch Weekdays between 10 am and 1 pm at:
Eastview in front of the auditorium entrance, WPHS at the Athletic Circle, Church Street School  Parking Lot, Rochambeau High School Lower Parking Lot and Post Road School Parking Lot

  • .  Students or parents must show ID that their children are enrolled in the White Plains City School District and the building they attend. 

    • For families that need additional food support please go to Feeding Westchester for temporary food distribution site.

 

HELP GETTING GROCERIES 

Grace La Gracia  Shopping Sisters Program

Grace Episcopal Church

33 Church Street, White Plains NY  10601

LINDA GALLO: 914-582-2596 or email t: ldg052@aol.com.

www.gracewhiteplains.org    https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Grace-La-Gracia-May-10--2020---E-Newsletter.html?soid=1122866462119&aid=dq-AUJ6yrxg 


Family Services of Westchester  

RideConnect, a program of Family Services of Westchester, has been providing volunteer based transportation for over 10 years to older adults in Westchester & Southern Putnam counties. These rides are for medical, shopping, social visits, religious services and more. At this time, while RideConnect continues to provide this volunteer based transportation for critical medical appointments, they  have also enlisted volunteers to do essential shopping for older adults such as groceries, and medication pick-ups. If you, or someone you know would benefit from being matched up with a volunteer to get your essential items, please contact RideConnect  at (914) 242-7433 or via email at kganis@fsw.org.

 Website: http://rideconnectwestchester.org/


Meals on Wheels White Plains 

Meals-on-Wheels of White Plains is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers with a commitment to delivering both food and compassion to  neighbors in need. Meals-on-Wheels of White Plains serves members of our community who are unable to shop or prepare adequate meals themselves. They are making deliveries twice a week and providing a frozen meal for the days they don’t visit. They have initiated a no-contact delivery method. if you would like to sign up for meal delivery through Meals on Wheels White Plains, please call (914) 946-6878

https://www.mowwp.org/ 


AREA SUPERMARKETS - Special Hours designated for customers aged 60 years or older or for those with compromised immune systems:   

Whole Foods Market
110 Bloomingdale Rd, White Plains, NY 10605 

914.288.1300
Special Hours: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM each day.

https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/company-info/covid-19-response 


Stop and Shop
154 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, NY  10604

914.997.0715
670 North Broadway, White Plains, NY  10603
914.682.3279

Special Hours: Customers over 60 years old as well as customers with compromised immune systems can shop from 6:00 AM to 7:30 AM each day.

https://stores.stopandshop.com/ny/white-plains/670-north-broadway 


ShopRite
13 City Pl, White Plains, NY 10601 

914.539.4500
Special Hours 7 AM - 8 AM everyday
http://www.shoprite.com/pd/stores/NY/White-Plains/ShopRite-of-White-Plains/756A4227 


Trader Joe’s
215 North Central Avenue, Hartsdale, NY  10530

914.997.1960
Special Hours: 8AM - 9AM: Open to  senior customers (age 60 and over) and customers with disabilities who may need extra assistance 
https://locations.traderjoes.com/ny/hartsdale/533/?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Maps&utm_campaign=Google+Places 


H Mart 
371 N Central Ave, Hartsdale, NY 10530

914.448.8888
Special hours: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM each day is reserved for seniors, pregnant women and the handicapped.
https://www.hmart.com/ 


SUPERMARKETS - GROCERY DELIVERY OR PICKUP SERVICES

Roosters Market:  https://www.roostersmarket.net/online-order 

Juice Press Organic Grocery (Tuesdays & Thursdays) : https://order.juicepress.com/grocery/menu

Panera Bread Grocery: https://www.panerabread.com/en-us/panera-grocery.html?gclid=CjwKCAjw7LX0BRBiEiwA__gNw9pAi--W75ryiJ8oD 

The Chef’s Warehouse: https://shop.chefswarehouse.com/collections/specialty 

Ace Endico: http://www.aceendicotogo.com 

PeaPod: https://www.peapod.com/ 

Shipt: https://shop.shipt.com/welcome 

InstaCart: https://www.instacart.com/store 

Fresh Direct: https://www.freshdirect.com/


RESTAURANT DELIVERY, TAKE-OUT AND CURBSIDE PICK-UP    

Local restaurants are offering curbside pickup, take-out, and/or delivery. Some food delivery apps, including UberEats, are waiving their delivery fees. If a restaurant isn’t on an app, ordering is sometimes available on their website or by phone.  For a list of White Plains restaurants offering these services go to: https://wpbid.com/openforbusiness

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES:   

City of White Plains Dept of Recreation and Parks

Is emailing a weekly newsletter for all ages. Please call (914) 422-1336 to be added to the email list.

https://www.cityofwhiteplains.com/103/Recreation-Parks 


White Plains Public Library

has reconfigured its website to prioritize its digital resources and streaming media options. Access the Library website by clicking here: https://whiteplainslibrary.org/. The Library also continues to send out weekly e-newsletters that highlight virtual activities and resources for adults, teens and children. Sign up through the website.


The White Plains Public Library has launched Documenting COVID-19: White Plains Experiences and  wants to hear about you, what you’re doing, how you’re doing, what you see outside your window. Contributions to the Library’s collection can be anything, from a three-line poem to a 200-page diary, from a photograph to an oil painting.  To find out more about this project, and to submit your documents, visit: https://whiteplainslibrary.org/local-history/covid-19/


United Way of Westchester and Putnam

As a convener and provider of resources, United Way has always been uniquely positioned in the community, in partnership with the nonprofit and government sector, to respond, provide assistance and support residents during times of uncertainty.  United Way has a 24/7 help line. Dial 211 and press “2” for connections to Coronavirus-related resources.https://www.cityofwhiteplains.com/612/2-1-1-Community-Helpline 


DOROT of Westchester 

DOROT works with older adults, providing vital services and companionship to those who have difficulty leaving home without support.  Programs Include  Caring Calls, DOROT’s new program bringing warmth, conversation and social connection to older adults in isolation due to COVID-19 and University without Walls which offers popular programs in the arts, literature, current events and more, for more information visit  https://www.dorotusa.org/our-programs .  


Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) 

Offers  assistance to  seniors (age 60 and over) by phone. Their staff can provide information and referrals to help seniors get the resources needed. Seniors can call Judy Fink at (914)761-0600, ext. 2340.  https://www.wjcs.com/news/2020/04/22/feature/wjcs-covid-19-update-we-re-here-for-you/ 


The LOFT LGBT :

During this difficult time, The LOFT is providing:

  • 21 Virtual Support Groups to the local LGBTQ community
  • grocery runs for the most vulnerable (seniors, immune-compromised, and  those with special needs)
  • conducting daily check-in calls on those living alone and those who are vulnerable.
  • providing resource information, advocacy, and access through their helpline and website.
  •  website: www.loftgaycenter.org and/or email info@loftgaycenter.org or calling 914 948 2932 ext 10 or 1


The Childcare Council of Westchester

The Child Care Council of Westchester has announced that they are offering child care scholarships for first responders & essential workers. To learn more:

https://www.childcarewestchester.org/…/200-child-care-schol

https://www.childcarewestchester.org/covid-19 


Westchester Residential Opportunities

WRO promotes equal, affordable & accessible housing opportunities for all residents in our region and is available to answer questions regarding the federal eviction moratorium

housinghelp@wroinc.org. 

https://wroinc.org/ 

 

COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline 

In New York, thousands of mental health professionals have volunteered to support their neighbors during this time of crisis. Residents can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for counseling services.


COVID-19 Mental Health Resources 

St. Vincent’s Hospital - Westchester offers these resources to help with managing stress and anxiety:
NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline: 844-863-9314, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week
NYS OASAS Hopeline: 877-846-7369, Text 467369, 7 days a week
 


Volunteer Opportunities

Our community is stepping up in a time of need. If you would like to help, please email volunteer@whiteplainsny.gov,  or access VolunteerNY! at https://www.volunteernewyork.org/vvc,  the Volunteer Center of United Way at  914-948-4452 or the American Red Cross at https://www.redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer.html .


The Friends of White Plains Hospita

The Friends of White Plains Hospital has several options for residents to show their appreciation and gratitude for the tireless efforts of nurses, doctors, and countless other essential workers fighting to keep our community safe.  Show your support for our healthcare heroes:

Project #WPHCommunityLove --  www.wphospital.org/communitylove;

 https://www.wphospital.org/covid19help/signsupport  or by contributing the hospital’s COVID-19 Relief fund: https://www.wphospital.org/covid19help


DONATE BLOOD/PLASMA

New York Blood Center
New York Blood Center

American Red Cross

https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/dlp/plasma-donations-from-recovered-covid-19-patients.html 


BECOME A CONTACT TRACING TEAM MEMBER

COVID-19 Contact Tracers, Team Supervisors and Community Support Specialists Needed
New York State (NYS) is launching a new, ambitious and urgent effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. The aim of this initiative will be to call every person diagnosed with COVID-19, establish all contacts of this person, and proceed to call and maintain ongoing communication with every contact
.  

Visit the NYS Contact Tracing Initiative Webpage to apply to be part of the Contact Tracing Team. 

https://health.westchestergov.com/2019-novel-coronavirus


LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

The City of White Plains

Has waived interest and penalties on late payment of County taxes for qualified taxpayers.  County tax bills are payable until April 30th without penalties or interests, but for those taxpayers who meet the qualifying standards, the bills may be paid until July 15th without penalty or interest. The documents setting forth the qualifying standards for being eligible for the penalty and interest waiver can be found here.  You can email your penalty and interest waiver to finance@whiteplainsny.gov or fax to 914-422-1236.  https://www.cityofwhiteplains.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1061 


Westchester County Information on Novel Coronavirus

  Westchester County Coronavirus information 

You can also call the Westchester County Department of Health Coronavirus hotline at (1-866) 588-0195. 


To report price gouging in Westchester County : http://consumer.westchestergov.com/ 

Bee-Line buses are running on a Saturday schedule Monday through Saturday, and a Sunday schedule on Sunday. For information please visit https://transportation.westchestergov.com/rideralerts 


If you need assistance in determining if your business is deemed essential under the governor’s executive order or want to apply for an essential business designation please go to esd.ny.gov 


New York State Information on Novel Coronavirus

Information on Novel Coronavirus :   https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home 

For Coronavirus inquiries, you can reach the New York State Department of Health’s hotline at (1-833) 626-7662 and (1-855) 626-7662. 

Call the NYS Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065 

Revised testing criteria has been announced for all first responders, healthcare workers and essential workers.  

New York State continues to increase testing capacity for COVID-19 on a daily basis. This enables New York State to prioritize resources to meet the public health need. Individuals who have questions regarding eligibility or access for testing should call the New York State COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065 or visit the NYSDOH website https://covid19screening.health.ny.gov.

Learn the Testing Criteria and Find a Testing Site: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you  Please call the testing site or your health care provider before you go for testing.

  • New Yorkers without health insurance can apply through NY State of Health through June 15, 2020; must apply within 60 days of losing coverage.

  • Health care workers can text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741 to access 24/7 emotional support services.

  • New Yorkers can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.

  • Testing is free for all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider.

  • Your local health department is your community contact for COVID-19 concerns.  

New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance

The best way to file a new unemployment insurance claim is online. The application has been updated so New Yorkers can apply for Unemployment Insurance or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. https://dol.ny.gov/ 

If you need further assistance,  please contact your state senator or assembly member. 

For information on the New York State paid leave program ://governor.ny.gov/programs/paid-sick-leave-covid19-impacted-new-yorkers


The NYS Department of Financial Services

NYS has provided guidance to mortgage servicers regarding support for borrowers impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For Mortgage Information call your mortgage servicer and visit the NYS Department of Financial Services website to learn more about the Governor’s Executive Order providing 90-day mortgage relief: https://www.dfs.ny.gov/reports_and_publications/press_releases/pr202003241

https://www.dfs.ny.gov/industry_guidance/industry_letters/il20200319_coronavirus_mortgage_relief


NYS Executive Order which Governs Moratorium on Eviction

The state’s moratorium on COVID-related residential and commercial evictions will be extended until August 20. New York is also banning fees for late or missed payments during the eviction moratorium. Renters facing financial hardship due to COVID-19 are also allowed to use their security deposit as payment and repay their security deposit over time. 

Find additional information and frequently asked questions for renters and tenants.


NYS Executive Order 202.15

The Democratic Presidential Primary is reinstated for June 23, 2020, due to court order. Executive Order 202.15 allows voters who are affected by COVID-19 pandemic and wish to apply to vote by absentee ballot to utilize the absentee ballot application 

https://www.elections.ny.gov/votingabsentee.html  


The U.S. Federal Government

The CARES Act 

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)  Act provides economic assistance for American workers, families, and small businesses, and preserves jobs. 

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares



White Plains ALERTS Community Notification System:
Sign up for White Plains ALERTS, the City of White Plains Community and Emergency Notification System here:  https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/78968ECB5F1A

For more information about White Plains ALERTS, go to:  https://www.cityofwhiteplains.com/504/WhitePlains-ALERTS-Community-Notificatio 


The Journal News

is offering The Lohud’s Coronavirus Watch newsletter providing updates on how the coronavirus is affecting your community and the nation - free     

https://profile.lohud.com/newsletters/Coronavirus-Watch/

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