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COVID-19 Community Resources and Information:
FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAMS:
Feeding Westchester has initiated drive thru food distribution at locations around the county. In order to receive service, individuals should fill out a form to be notified of the next distribution time and location. To access the form please go to: https://info.feedingwestchester.org/drive-thru-food-distribution .
RideConnect of Family Services of Westchester has set up a shopping program for older adults to help keep them safely at home. Volunteers get a client’s grocery list, do the shopping and drop the groceries off at the client’s home. If you need help shopping for groceries or medications, call them at (914) 242-7433.
Meals on Wheels White Plains delivers meals to households in White Plains. 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.
Lifting Up Westchester operates a Soup Kitchen at 33 Church Street. Meals are served from 10:30 – 11:30 AM every Monday through Friday.
The White Plains Community Action Partnership Emergency Food Pantry is open by appointment only. Call (914) 428-7030 to make an appointment.
Feeding WestchesterEvery Thursday from 1:00 - 3:00 PMFirst Seventh Day Adventist Church Food Pantry180 Juniper Hill Road, White Plains, NY 10607Pre-bagged goods.
El Centro HispanoOperating from Post Road Elementary School175 W Post Road, White Plains, NY 10606April 16th, May 7th, May 21st, June 4th, June 18th at 3:00 PMFood will be distributed from the Soundview Avenue entrance.https://www.elcentrohispano.org/
Ridgeway Alliance465 Ridgeway, White Plains, NY 10605(914) 949-3714Monday 10:00-2:00 p.m.Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.Wednesdays 10:00-2:00 p.m.Fridays 10:00-2:00 p.m. (Not every Friday, should call)
First Baptist Church456 North Street White Plains, NY 10605(914) 946-5207 (No set hours. Please call)
White Plains Public Schools Food Distributionhttps://www.whiteplainspublicschools.org/
Make the Road New York46 Waller Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601(914) 948-8466Once a week. Must call to make an appointment.
George Washington Elementary School Food Pantry100 Orchard Street, White Plains, NY 10604(914) 422-2380
Ecumenical Food PantryTuesday, April 21st & Friday, April 24, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PMThomas Slater Center2 Fisher Court, White Plains, NY 10601(914) 948-6211
White Plains Youth BureauTuesday, April 21, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMEastview Middle School11 Amherst Place, White Plains, NY 10601(914) 422-1378
Mt. Hope African Methodist Episcopal Zion ChurchTable of Grace Green Thumb ProgramTuesday, April 21, 2020, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM65 Lake Street, White Plains, NY 10604(914) 948-6372
SUPERMARKETS - Special Hours/Lanes: Whole Foods Market - Located on Bloomingdale Road. Customers over 60 years old can shop one hour early, 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM each day.
Stop and Shop - Both locations - Westchester Avenue and North Broadway. 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.
ShopRite - Located in City Center. Customers over 60 years old can shop from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM each day.
Trader Joe’s - Located on central Avenue in Hartsdale. Seniors have a special shopping line from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM each day.
H Mart - Located on Central Avenue in Hartsdale. The first hour that the store is open each day, 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM., is reserved for seniors, pregnant women and the handicapped.
Many 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
City of White Plains Dept of Recreation and Parks
Is sending out a weekly newsletter for all ages. Please call (914) 422-1336 to be added to the email list.
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.
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.
DOROT of Westchester
Offers a Telephone Friends program for people over 60 years old who would like to develop a connection with a volunteer over the phone. Call Cippi Harte at (914) 573-8906.
and also offers University without Walls, classes held over the phone, for people over 60 years. Call 877-819-9147 or go to https://www.dorotusa.org/our-programs/in-westchester/university-without-walls-homefor more information.
Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS)
Offers geriatric care managers available to assist seniors (age 60 and over) by phone. Their staff can provide information and referrals to help seniors get what they need. Seniors can call Judy Fink at (914)761-0600, ext. 2340.
The LOFT LGBT :
During this difficult time, The LOFT is providing:
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.
Our community is stepping up in a time of need. If you would like to help please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or access VolunteerNY! at https://www.volunteernewyork.org/vvc or contact Volunteer Center of United Way 914-948-4452.
The Friends of White Plains Hospital
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
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
Helpful links:Westchester County Coronavirus informationNY State Coronavirus InformationWhite Plains Hospital Coronavirus InformationNew York Blood Center