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Food Bank For Westchester Recognized at Yonkers Raceway

Members from the Food Bank for Westchester were on hand at Yonkers Raceway Thursday night to enjoy a night at the races and receive donations from the Standardbred Owners Association of New York and Yonkers Raceway.

The Food Bank has their annual Fight Against Childhood Hunger next month and the racetrack and casino donations will be offered as prizes that evening.

At the track to receive the gifts were Food Bank for Westchester Executive Director Ellen Lynch and Volunteer Program Manager Nancy Lyons. Also pictured in presentations are SOA Director Sandra Kaufman and Frank Drucker and Ed Ryan from Yonkers Raceway.

In April, several track employees and horsemen visited the Food Bank, which is just a short drive from the racetrack, to assist in getting food ready to be delivered to those in need. Volunteers for the cause included regular Yonkers drivers Jason Bartlett, Brent Holland, Mark MacDonald, Larry Stalbaum and Jordan Stratton.

The Food Bank for Westchester is one of eight food banks in New York State. It acquires, warehouses and distributes more than seven million pounds of food annually to over 220 frontline hunger-relief organizations throughout Westchester including food pantries, soup kitchens, child and adult day-care centers and shelters. For more information, visit www.foodbankforwestchester.org.

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