The holiday season is upon us, and if you’re looking for a way to give back to the community, head to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital where you can take part in the annual food drive to benefit the Food Bank For Westchester. This year’s goal? To exceed last year’s donation of 1,000 pounds of food to those in need.
The food drive is taking place now through December 16. Some of the most needed non-perishable items include beans, whole grain cereals, canned meat and fish, shelf stable milk, low-sodium canned meals, canned vegetables, canned or dried fruit, peanut butter, pasta and rice. Personal care items (deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.) are also welcome and needed. Glass containers and pre-opened items cannot be accepted.
“Every year, we look forward to giving back to the Westchester County community in a way that embodies Burke’s spirit of compassion and care for others,” says Annette Bucci, Senior Administrator of Human Resources at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. “Through the food drive, we are able to help those in need and make their holidays a little brighter.”
Drop-off locations for the food drive include the main hospital lobby of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital at 785 Mamaroneck Ave in White Plains and Burke’s outpatient clinics in Armonk at 99 Business Park Drive, in the Bronx at 2826 Westchester Ave., in Mamaroneck at 703 West Boston Post Rd., in Purchase at 3020 Westchester Ave., in Somers at 325 Route 100, Suite. 106 and in Yonkers at 73 Market Place (1stfloor) in Ridge Hill.
For more information, visit www.burke.org or call (914) 597-2345.