Food Bank For Westchester Accepts Nominations For Service Awards

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- The Food Bank for Westchester announced a call for nominations for its 2014 Hunger Heroes Breakfast to honor volunteer service providers and donors that have made exceptional strides against hunger in Westchester County.  

The Hunger Heroes Awards Breakfast will be held Thursday, June 5, at the Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown.

Nominations are open to any worthy candidate who serves the hungry. They are accepted in the following categories:

The Volunteer Award: A volunteer or group of volunteers who have provided outstanding service in helping to alleviate hunger in the community.

The Service Provider Award: An agency or program that has provided outstanding hunger relief service to its community.

The Donor Award: An individual or corporation who has been generous in the fight against hunger in Westchester County.

Last year’s honorees included volunteer Duke Searles for his work with Hudson Valley Hospital VA Food Pantry in Montrose, Leake & Watts Healthy Futures Program & Youth Gardens as the Service Provider and Panera Bread Westchester for their donations of healthy food to hunger-relief programs in Westchester.

Nomination applications are due Tuesday, April 1.

Applications and guidelines can be downloaded at: and are also available by contacting Patricia Reino at (914) 923-1100 or


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