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Posted on: April 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 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. Feeding Westcheter  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.


FEEDING WESTCHESTER IN WHITE PLAINS:

White Plains Youth Bureau

Mondays 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11 Amherst Place, White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 422-1378

http://whiteplainsyouthbureau.org/ 


Slater Center
Mondays 12 Noon - 2PM
2 Fisher Court, White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 948-6211


Church Street School

Mondays 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

295 Church Street, White Plains, NY  10603

914.422.2400


White Plains Hospital 

Saturday, May 2nd, 9 AM - Noon 

33 Davis Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601

aritacco@wphospital.org

Director of Community Outreach

(P) 914-849-2556


Mutual Aid Programs Providing Food Assistance to the Community:

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/ 


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/ 


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. 


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


Salvation Army

16 Sterling Ave. , White Plains, NY  10606 

914.949.2908

Food distribution based on appointment.  

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


Ridgeway Alliance Church

465 Ridgeway, White Plains, NY 10605
(914) 949-3714
Monday 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)

Ridgeway Alliance Church in Delfino Park

Saturday, May 2nd, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

120 Lake Street, White Plains, NY  10604

Contact: Pastor Kevin Gillen

https://www.ridgewaychurch.com/ 


Bethel Baptist Church 
One Fisher Court, White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 949 2792
Second Saturday of the month.

http://bethelbaptistchurchwp.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 


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 


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

Last Tuesday of month, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
65 Lake Street, White Plains, NY 10604
(914) 948-6372


White Plains Public Schools Food Distribution to White Plains District Students:
Weekdays at 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
https://www.whiteplainspublicschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=1&ModuleInstanceID=20078&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=34761&PageID=1 


George Washington Elementary School Food Pantry
Friday, May 1st 11AM to Noon
100 Orchard Street, White Plains, NY 10604
(914) 422-2380


Make the Road New York
46 Waller Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 948-8466
Friday, May 1st, Must call to make an appointment.

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


Lifting Up Westchester

Lifting Up Westchester provides a comprehensive range of services to assist the most vulnerable men, women and children.  Grace’s Kitchen 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-outreach


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/ 


SUPERMARKETS - Special Hours:   

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

Soecial 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 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.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

 Offers assistance to essential workers to get financial aid to help cover the cost of childcare amid the coronavirus crisis. 

  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.


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


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/


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 


The Department of Financial Services

 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


Executive Order which Governs Moratorium on Eviction

New York has implemented a 90-day moratorium on evictions for residential and commercial tenants. At this time, eviction proceedings have been suspended and no one can be evicted in New York State until at least June 20.

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


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 information
NY State Coronavirus Information
White Plains Hospital Coronavirus Information
New York Blood Center

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


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