The Food Pantry Mission Statement
The Larchmont-Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was formed in 1993 by a coalition of community organizations, houses of worship, and concerned citizens dedicated to assisting local families who need food.
We are an all-volunteer organization with people doing everything from gathering and moving food, to packing and distributing it. Volunteers also work in their houses of worship, clubs and schools to organize food drives, raise funds and provide outreach to families in need.
Our pantry is housed by the Mamaroneck Community Action Program at 134 Center Avenue. We are open two times each month, usually the second and fourth Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. Each time we operate, over 7,500 items of food must be collected or purchased. Some of it is donated through local food drives, and the rest is purchased from The Food Bank for Westchester, and from a food wholesaler. Over 95% of of our annual budget is spent on food and other items that are distributed directly to our clients.
The hungry people in our communities come from many different ethnic backgrounds; they are children, elderly and adults. They are employed with low wages, unemployed, living on social security, social security disability, or public assistance. They are those people who, after paying rent, utilities and medical bills, don't have enough money every month to buy food.