Rye YMCA Members and Camp Families Fight Hunger Together

Rye YMCA members and camp families donated 116 grocery bags and boxes filled with non-perishable food items during a recent food drive for Bread of Life. Held on July 18 and 19, the project teamed the Y’s Togetherhood Committee with its summer camp for double the impact.

The project was the Rye Y’s fourth food drive for Bread of Life since 2015. Bread of Life meets the urgent food needs of underfunded and undersupplied pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens throughout southern Westchester County. Bread of Life serves 600 people every other week at its Rye food pantry alone and thousands more at other facilities.

Togetherhood is a YMCA social responsibility initiative that engages volunteers of all ages in community service projects. Through Togetherhood, the Y has partnered with Open Door Family Medical Centers, Jay Heritage Center, Edith Read Sanctuary, Rye Nature Center, American Cancer Society and The Sharing Shelf, among other organizations.

The next Togetherhood project will be held on Saturday, September 14 at Edith Read Sanctuary. Volunteers will participate in International Coastal Clean-up Day. Contact Denise Woodin at denise@ryeymca.org or 967-6363, ext. 101 for details.