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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/
If you need help getting groceries email: email@example.com
FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN WHITE PLAINS:
Battle Hill Fire House
Harding and Robertson Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606
Friday, June 12th 10AM - Noon
16 Sterling Avenue, White Plains, NY
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
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
George Washington Elementary School Food Pantry Sponsored by the GWPTAFridays, 11AM to Noon 100 Orchard Street, White Plains, NY 10604
Laura Reidy 914.843.3128/ lauraMreidy@gmail.com
White Plains Hospital
Saturday, June 13th 9AM
Pedestrians Only, First Come, First Served
33 Davis Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
Director of Community Outreach
Mutual Aid & Direct Aid Programs Providing Food Assistance to the Community:
Bethel Baptist Church
Second Saturday of the month
One Fisher Court
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 June 18th, July 9, 23, Au 6, 20, Sept 3, 17, Oct 1, 15, Nov.5 , 19, Dec 3, 17 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
Wednesday, May 27th, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM65 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 -2pmTuesday 4pm-6pmWednesday - No HoursThursday - No HoursFriday 10am-2pm
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church82 Prospect Street, White Plains, NY 10605914.949.5577
Grab & Go Meal Bags distributed each Sunday
Salvation ArmyOperating from Post School175 W Post Road, White Plains, NY 10606May 1, 14, 28, June 11 at 3:00 PMFood 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 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.
ORGANIZATIONS THAT CAN HELP GET 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
If you need help getting groceries email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
If you need a mask email email@example.com
If you have food insecurity email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to volunteer email: email@example.com
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.
The Recreation & Parks Department will be offering a Day Play Program this summer in place of its traditional day camp. This 4-week program will be offered July 20 through August 14 and is geared toward children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade. For more information, go to the City website, cityofwhiteplains.com.
The Green grass areas at Turnure Park, Gillie Park and Delfino Park are available for passive use City Parks are open for passive use but courts, playgrounds and facilities are closed. The track at Eastview Middle School is open. The tracks at WP High School and Highlands Middle School are closed due to maintenance. Please observe social distancing while enjoying the outdoors and masks are required.
White Plains Public Library
The 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
Go to coronavirus.health.ny.gov and enter your address for a list of testing sites near you.
Westchester County government, in conjunction with the Westchester Medical Center, is offering COVID-19 antibody testing at the Westchester County Center. Antibody testing may show if an individual has ever been infected with the virus, even if they did not have symptoms. It is important to note that this test does not detect active infection. For that you need Diagnostic testing. If you are interested in getting an antibody test, call 914.326.2060 to schedule an appointment at the Westchester County Center on Route 119. Testing is available Monday through Saturday, an appointment is required. To schedule an appointment call (914) 326-2060. In most cases, results are shared within 48 hours.
If you are a recovered patient and are interested in donating your plasma to help others, please go to the New York Blood Center website at https://nybc.org/donate-blood/convalescent-plasma
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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
Executive Order regarding Face Masks
All persons must wear facial coverings when visiting or patronizing businesses and when working at or for such businesses, including groceries and pharmacies; food service businesses, including restaurants, cafes and delis that provide carry out, walk up or delivery service; construction sites; public transit vehicles or facilities; vehicles for hire, including taxis; and when visiting any location where social distancing of at least six feet from another person is not possible. All delivery, service and repair workers must wear facial coverings when they are within 6 feet of the entrance to or on the premises of any office, business or residence. Facial coverings include any covering which snugly covers the mouth and nose, whether store bought or homemade, and which is secured with ties or ear loops. This Emergency Order which requires the wearing of facial coverings does not change or alter any operational or social distancing requirements imposed by NYS Executive Order.
Masks are required inside public establishments and outside when it is likely you will be within 6 feet of others such as on the sidewalk or while on the running tracks.
If you need a mask, email email@example.com
Outdoor Dining in White Plains -
Effective June 9th, 2020, Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order Outdoor Dining tables must be spaced six feet apart, all staff must wear face coverings and customers must also wear face coverings when not seated
Interest and Penalties on Late Payment of County Taxes Waived for Qualified Taxpayers
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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/
The Westchester County Bee-Line bus system will resume Full Service on Monday, June 15th.
Metro-North has also begun to ramp up its train service with additional service beginning Monday.
For information please visit https://transportation.westchestergov.com/rideralerts
New York State Information on Novel Coronavirus
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
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.
If you need a mask email email@example.com
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the Mid-Hudson Region, of which Westchester County is a part, has met all 7 metrics required to begin phase one of the state’s regional phased reopening plan starting Tuesday, May 26. Phase one includes construction, manufacturing and wholesale supply chain, retail for curbside pickup and drop-off or in-store pickup, and agriculture, forestry and fishing.
A reminder to businesses: All businesses must file an affirmation with New York State indicating that they have reviewed the reopening guidance provided by the state and understand their obligation to operate in accordance with that guidance. Businesses reopening as part of phase one may complete this document online at: https://forward.ny.gov/
Phase 1 reopening under Governor Cuomo’s plan includes the following industries and businesses.
Construction• Building Equipment Contractors• Building Finishing Contractors• Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors• Highway, Street and Bridge Construction• Land Subdivision• Nonresidential Building Construction• Residential Building Construction• Utility System Construction
Manufacturing• Apparel Manufacturing• Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing• Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing• Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing• Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing• Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing• Machinery Manufacturing• Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing• Paper Manufacturing• Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing• Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing• Printing and Related Support Activities• Textile Mills• Textile Product Mills• Wood Product Manufacturing• Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Wholesale Trade• Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers• Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers• Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers• Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers• Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers• Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers• Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers• Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers• Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers• Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers• Miscellaneous Non-durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
Retail Delivery, curbside, and in-store pickup service only for the following businesses:• Clothing Stores• Direct Selling Establishments• Electronics and Appliance Stores• Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses• Furniture and Home Furnishing Stores• Florists• General Merchandise Stores• Health and Personal Care Stores• Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores• Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores• Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores• Used Merchandise Stores• Shoe Stores• Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument and Book Stores• Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting• Other Crop Production• Support Activities for Animal Production• Support Activities for Crop Production• Support Activities for Forestry• Other Animal Production
Outdoor Dining -
Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order Outdoor Dining tables must be spaced six feet apart, all staff must wear face coverings and customers must also wear face coverings when not seated
Businesses reopening in Phase 2 include:• Offices• Real Estate• Essential and Phase II In-Store Retail• Vehicle Sales, Leases, and Rentals• Retail Rental, Repair, and Cleaning• Commercial Building Management• Hair Salons and Barbershops
The NYS Summary Guidelines, Detailed Guidance and Affirmation, Business Safety Plan Template for Phase Two businesses can be found here: https://forward.ny.gov/phase-two-industries
Each company seeking to reopen must read the detailed Guidance provided by NYS and submit an affirmation.
NYS Guidance for Phase One of reopening: https://forward.ny.gov/industries-reopening-phase
All businesses must file an affirmation with New York State indicating that they have reviewed the reopening guidance provided by the state and understand their obligation to operate in accordance with that guidance. Businesses reopening as part of phase one may complete this document online at: https://forms.ny.gov/s3/ny-forward-affirmation
All businesses seeking to reopen must document a detailed plan for a safe reopening.
Business Safety Plan templates are available at https://forward.ny.gov/industries-reopening-phase
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.
The Center for Disease Control
Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19 illness. More information on Are you at higher risk for serious illness.
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
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