Coronavirus pandemic fuels even more urgency to Port Chester nonprofit’s mission

Volunteers at a Westchester charity are working nonstop to keep people fed during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Carver Center in Port Chester is one of many nonprofits people are relying as a result of empty grocery store shelves.
Each month, the organization provides 300 families with food on a weekly basis, but this month is different.
"We may be in fact expanding our hours in the days ahead, we're watching the demand closely to see what people need and trying to respond as quickly as we can,” says Carver Center CEO Anne Bradner.
In an effort to practice social distancing, the volunteers are bagging food inside the building and distributing one at a time outdoors.
"We can keep people distant from each other but also be able to provide the food they need,” shared Bradner.
The Port Chester charity relies entirely on ‘Feeding Westchester’ for its inventory. News 12 is told Feeding Westchester recently ordered 500,000 pounds of food to distribute to home-bound seniors, children out of school, poverty-stricken towns in the county and organizations like the Carver Center.
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