This holiday season, Burke Rehabilitation Center is once again sponsoring a food and coat drive at its main campus and satellite clinics throughout Westchester County and the Bronx to help those in need. The drive is taking place now through Dec. 27. Donated food will be distributed through the Food Bank for Westchester and the coats by Westchester Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless. Both organizations are uniquely positioned to ensure the donations go to those in our community who need assistance.
Community members can drop off coats and non-perishable, unexpired food at all of Burke’s locations in:
Click on the location links for driving directions.
Items needed by the Food Bank for Westchester are can openers; cans of tuna; granola bars; peanut butter in plastic jars; condensed or powdered milk; cheese or peanut butter crackers; juice boxes; applesauce and fruit cups in plastic containers; toilet paper; hand sanitizer and wipes; tissues; soups and other meals in a can. The Food Bank cannot accept food in glass jars.
Many of us take for granted the ability to keep warm and have not experienced some of the hardships that many in our community face each winter. For this reason, Burke also is accepting winter coats that are clean and in good condition. These will be distributed to those in need through the Westchester Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless. A warm coat can make braving the cold a little easier as the temperatures get colder.
To learn more about how you can help during the drive, please call (914) 597-2345.
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