Rye Y Togetherhood Volunteers Roll Up Their Sleeves for Port Chester Children

Over three Thursday mornings in November, 15 Rye Y Togetherhood volunteers helped The Carver Center’s head chef and kitchen staff prepare some of the 1,400 meals served daily to Port Chester children.

The Port Chester Carver Center is a full-service community center offering programs and resources that meet the educational, recreational, cultural, and civic needs of children, youth, and adults. The organization’s Food Service Program, along with the Carver Market food pantry, provides meals and vital food supplies to low-income families and children.

After touring the facility, the Togetherhood volunteers slipped on plastic gloves and mesh hair nets and set to work chopping vegetables, buttering garlic bread and making grilled cheese sandwiches, among other tasks.

“We were all impressed by Carver’s facility and the breadth of its programs,” remarked Denise Woodin, who coordinates the Togetherhood program for the Rye Y. “Our volunteers enjoyed getting to know each other and Carver’s staff as we worked side by side on this very hands-one project.”

Togetherhood is a YMCA social responsibility initiative that engages volunteers of all ages in community service projects outside the walls of the Y. For more information, contact Denise Woodin at denisewoodin@ryeymca.org