NEWS AND VIEWS

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Appointments for vaccines will open first on February 24th in Yonkers zip codes: 10701, 10705, 10703, and 10704 and Mount Vernon zip codes: 10553, 10550, and 10552. On March 3rd, all Westchester County residents can begin making an appointment.

 

The new vaccine site will be located at the New York National Guard Armory in Southwest Yonkers at 2 Quincy Place. The site is expected to offer 1,000 vaccines each day. Meanwhile, with the opening of this site, the Westchester County Center should see shorter lines and appointments open.

 

Now, the Majority Leader said she is focused on launching an awareness campaign to let residents know this site is here. The Senator said her staff will be reaching out to organizations and residents by phone. She will also be making efforts online to get the word out.

 

“We saw Yankee Stadium open, and people didn’t even know it was a vaccine site in the beginning. We can’t let that happen in Yonkers. My office will be working to raise awareness.”

 

The Majority Leader noted she is also hosting a Facebook Live event on February 24th at 7:00 p.m. with Senator Shelley Mayer to address health inequity in the Black community, and what can be done to combat vaccine hesitancy. The Senator encourages residents to join the conversation and to visit the State’s website to determine if they may be eligible to get the vaccine.

RECOMMENDED READING:

History of the African American Church by Leroy Fitts. Most interesting! Buy it or borrow it

from your local library.

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With the COVID-19 responsible for loss of income for many, if you know of someone in 

need of food or a meal, the following is a list of churches and organization offering

donations. 

YWCA Food Pantry                                         St. Peter-St. Denis Church (first-come, first-serve)

87 South Broadway                                        91 Ludlow Street

Yonkers, NY 10701                                          Yonkers, NY 10705

1st & 3rd Wednesdays @ 1:00 PM                Tuesday & Friday: 10-11:00 AM

 

The Gullotta House (hot meals served)        Yonkers CAP

164 Ashburton Avenue                                   164 Ashburton Avenue                

Yonkers, NY 10701                                           Yonkers, NY 10701

Tuesdays @ 3:45 PM                                        SENIORS: 2nd & 4th Wednesday: 9-11 AM

                                                                            Non-Seniors: 2nd & 4th Friday: 9-11 AM

Yonkers YMCA                                                    Home Delivery: last Thursday of the month.

17 Riverdale Avenue
(enter at 15 Riverdale at Hudson Street)

Yonkers, NY 10701

Adults feeding program & Kids Cafe               St. Joseph's Church

Sunday - Friday: 6:15 - 7 PM                            141 Ashburton Avenue

                                                                             Yonkers, NY 10701

Wesley & Friends Food Pantry                          SOUP KITCHEN:  Sundays: 2-4 PM

11 North Broadway

Yonkers, NY  10701                                             Pressley Memorial 

1st Wednesday - 10 AM - 12 noon                    38 Warburton Avenue

                                                                              Yonkers, NY 10701

Salvation Army Citadel Corps                            KITCHEN: 2nd & 4th Saturdays: 12 noon - 3 PM

110 New Main Street                                          FOOD PANTRY:  4th Saturday: 11 AM - 2 PM

Yonkers, NY  10701

Tuesdays: 10 AM - 1 PM                                     St. Andrew's Church

FAMILIES: Thursdays - 10 AM - 1 PM               22 Post Street

                                                                              Yonkers, NY 10705

Westhab Special Needs Food Pantry                1st & 3rd Mondays: 10 AM - 2 PM

320 Walnut Street                                                Photo ID & proof of address require, registration required.

Yonkers, NY  10701

Thursdays: 12:30 - 4 PM                                    Living Transformation Int'l Center

                                                                              28 Lawrence Street 

Operation Fight Back                                          Yonkers, NY 10705 

435 South Broadway - Suite 7                           Monday - Thursday: 10 AM - 12 noon

Yonkers, NY 10705

Mondays & Wednesdays: 10:30 AM - 2 PM

SENIORS HOME DELIVERY (914) 979-4181): Fridays