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COVID-19 Community Resources and Information:
FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAMS:
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/
FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN WHITE PLAINS:
Ebersole Ice Rink/Delfino Park
In observance of the Memorial Day Holiday the next scheduled date is
Tuesday, May 26th at 11AM
110 Lake Street, White Plains, NY 10603
Church Street School
Tuesday, May 26th at 2pm
295 Church Street, White Plains, NY 10603
Tuesday, May 26th 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
George Washington Elementary School Food Pantry Sponsored by the GWPTAFridays, 11AM to Noon 100 Orchard Street, White Plains, NY 10604 (914) 422-2380
Battle Hill Fire House
Harding and Robertson Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606
Bethel Baptist Church
Second Saturday of the month
One Fisher Court
White Plains, NY 10601
Mutual Aid & Direct Aid Programs Providing Food Assistance to the Community:
Ecumenical Food PantryFridays, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AMThomas Slater Center2 Fisher Court, White Plains, NY 10601(914) 948-6211
El Centro HispanoOperating 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 Church456 North Street White Plains, NY 10605 (914) 946-5207 (No set hours. Please call)
Grace Episcopal Church
Distribution of non-perishable foods
Thursday, May 21 Noon
33 Church Street, White Plains, NY 10601
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 Church33 Church Street, White Plains, NY 10601Monday through Friday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Make the Road New York46 Waller Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601 (914) 948-8466 Must call to make an appointment.
Mt. Hope African Methodist Episcopal Zion ChurchTable of Grace Green Thumb Program
Tuesday before the last Friday of month, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM65 Lake Street, White Plains, NY 10604(914) 948-6372
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)
Contact: Pastor Kevin Gillen for next date
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church82 Prospect Street, White Plains, NY 10605914.949.5577
Grab & Go Meal Bags distributed each Sunday
Salvation ArmyOperating 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.
16 Sterling Ave. , White Plains, NY 10606
Food distribution based by appointment.
The White Plains Community Action Partnership Emergency Food Pantry 70 Ferris Ave, White Plains, NY 10603Call (914) 428-7030 to make an appointment.
Trinity United Methodist Church
130 South Lexington
No regular schedule, call first
White Plains Hospital
33 Davis Avenue
Director of Community Outreach
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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
AREA SUPERMARKETS - Special Hours designated for customers aged 60 years or older or for those with compromised immune systems:
Whole Foods Market110 Bloomingdale Rd, White Plains, NY 10605 914.288.1300Special Hours: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM each day.
Stop and Shop154 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, NY 10604914.997.0715670 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603914.682.3279
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.
ShopRite13 City Pl, White Plains, NY 10601 914.539.4500Special Hours 7 AM - 8 AM everydayhttp://www.shoprite.com/pd/stores/NY/White-Plains/ShopRite-of-White-Plains/756A4227
Trader Joe’s215 North Central Avenue, Hartsdale, NY 10530914.997.1960Special 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 10530914.448.8888Special 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
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
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.
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:
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:
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
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.
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, 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 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
New York Blood CenterNew York Blood Center
American Red Cross
BECOME A CONTACT TRACING TEAM MEMBER
COVID-19 Contact Tracers, Team Supervisors and Community Support Specialists NeededNew 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.
LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
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 email@example.com 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
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.
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
The U.S. Federal Government
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides economic assistance for American workers, families, and small businesses, and preserves jobs.
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
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