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Posted on: April 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Community Resources & Information


COVID-19 Community Resources and Information:


Feeding Westchester has initiated drive thru food distribution at locations around the county. In order to receive service, individuals should fill out a form to be notified of the next distribution time and location. To access the form please go to: .

RideConnect of Family Services of Westchester has set up a shopping program for older adults to help keep them safely at home. Volunteers get a client’s grocery list, do the shopping and drop the groceries off at the client’s home. If you need help shopping for groceries or medications, call them at (914) 242-7433.

Meals on Wheels White Plains delivers meals to households in White Plains.  They are making deliveries twice a week and providing a frozen meal for the days they don’t visit. They have initiated a no-contact delivery method. if you would like to sign up for meal delivery through Meals on Wheels White Plains, please call (914) 946-6878.

Lifting Up Westchester operates a Soup Kitchen at 33 Church Street. Meals are served from 10:30 – 11:30 AM every Monday through Friday.

The White Plains Community Action Partnership Emergency Food Pantry is open by appointment only. Call (914) 428-7030 to make an appointment.

Feeding Westchester
Every Thursday from 1:00 - 3:00 PM
First Seventh Day Adventist Church Food Pantry
180 Juniper Hill Road, White Plains, NY 10607
Pre-bagged goods.

El Centro Hispano
Operating from Post Road Elementary School
175 W Post Road, White Plains, NY 10606
April 16th, May 7th, May 21st, June 4th, June 18th at 3:00 PM
Food will be distributed from the Soundview Avenue entrance. 

Salvation Army

Operating from the Post Road School
175 W Post Rd, White Plains, NY 10606

May 14, 28, June 11 at 3:00 p.m
Food will be distributed through the Soundview entrance

Ridgeway Alliance
465 Ridgeway, White Plains, NY 10605
(914) 949-3714
Monday 10:00-2:00 p.m.
Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 10:00-2:00 p.m.
Fridays 10:00-2:00 p.m. (Not every Friday, should call)

Bethel Baptist Church

One Fisher Court, White Plains, NY  10601

(914) 949 2792

Second Saturday of the month 

First Baptist Church
456 North Street White Plains, NY 10605
(914) 946-5207 (No set hours. Please call)

White Plains Public Schools Food Distribution

Make the Road New York
46 Waller Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 948-8466
Once a week. Must call to make an appointment.

George Washington Elementary School Food Pantry
Friday, April 24th 11AM to Noon
100 Orchard Street, White Plains, NY 10604
(914) 422-2380

Ecumenical Food Pantry
Friday, April 24,  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thomas Slater Center
2 Fisher Court, White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 948-6211

White Plains Youth Bureau
Mondays 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Eastview Middle School
11 Amherst Place, White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 422-1378


Slater Center

Mondays 12 Noon -2PM

2 Fisher Court, White Plains, NY  10601

(914) 948-6211 

Mt. Hope African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
Table of Grace Green Thumb Program

Last Tuesday of month, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
65 Lake Street, White Plains, NY 10604
(914) 948-6372

SUPERMARKETS - Special Hours/Lanes: 
Whole Foods Market - Located on Bloomingdale Road. Customers over 60 years old can shop one hour early, 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM each day.

Stop and Shop - Both locations - Westchester Avenue and North Broadway. Customers over 60 years old as well as customers with compromised immune systems can shop from 6:00 AM to 7:30 AM each day.

ShopRite - Located in City Center. Customers over 60 years old can shop from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM each day.

Trader Joe’s - Located on central Avenue in Hartsdale. Seniors have a special shopping line from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM each day.

H Mart - Located on Central Avenue in Hartsdale. The first hour that the store is open each day, 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM., is reserved for seniors, pregnant women and the handicapped.

Many local restaurants are offering curbside pickup, take-out, and/or delivery. Some food delivery apps, including UberEats, are waiving their delivery fees. If a restaurant isn’t on an app, ordering is sometimes available on their website or by phone.  For a list of White Plains restaurants offering these services go to: 


City of White Plains Dept of Recreation and Parks

 Is sending out a weekly newsletter for all ages. Please call (914) 422-1336 to be added to the email list.

White Plains Public Library

 Has reconfigured its website to prioritize its digital resources and streaming media options. Access the Library website by clicking here: The Library also continues to send out weekly e-newsletters that highlight virtual activities and resources for adults, teens and children. Sign up through the website.

United Way of Westchester and Putnam

As a convener and provider of resources, United Way has always been uniquely positioned in the community, in partnership with the nonprofit and government sector, to respond, provide assistance and support residents during times of uncertainty.  United Way has a 24/7 help line. Dial 211 and press “2” for connections to Coronavirus-related resources.

DOROT of Westchester 

Offers a Telephone Friends program for people over 60 years old who would like to develop a connection with a volunteer over the phone. Call Cippi Harte at (914) 573-8906.

and also offers University without Walls, classes held over the phone, for people over 60 years. Call 877-819-9147 or go to more information.

Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) 

Offers geriatric care managers available to assist seniors (age 60 and over) by phone. Their staff can provide information and referrals to help seniors get what they need. Seniors can call Judy Fink at (914)761-0600, ext. 2340.


During this difficult time, The LOFT is providing:

  • 21 Virtual Support Groups to the local LGBTQ community
  • grocery runs for the most vulnerable (seniors, immune-compromised, and  those with special needs)
  • conducting daily check-in calls on those living alone and those who are vulnerable.
  • providing resource information, advocacy, and access through their helpline and website.
  •  website: and/or email or calling 914 948 2932 ext 10 or 1

In New York, thousands of mental health professionals have volunteered to support their neighbors during this time of crisis. Residents can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for counseling services. 

Our community is stepping up in a time of need. If you would like to help please email,  or access VolunteerNY! at or contact Volunteer Center of United Way 914-948-4452.

The Friends of White Plains Hospita

The Friends of White Plains Hospital has several options for residents to show their appreciation and gratitude for the tireless efforts of nurses, doctors, and countless other essential workers fighting to keep our community safe.  Show your support for our healthcare heroes:

Project #WPHCommunityLove --;  or by contributing the hospital’s COVID-19 Relief fund:

White Plains ALERTS Community Notification System:
Sign up for White Plains ALERTS, the City of White Plains Community and Emergency Notification System here:

For more information about White Plains ALERTS, go to: 

Helpful links:
Westchester County Coronavirus information
NY State Coronavirus Information
White Plains Hospital Coronavirus Information
New York Blood Center


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