September 5, 2019 – Did you know 1 in 5 Westchester residents struggle with hunger every day? They don’t know where their next healthy meal will come from – or if they will have something to eat at all. Together we can help start to remedy this serious issue through a Food Drive on Saturday and Sunday, September 7 & 8, from 12pm to 4pm at Rye Playland that will benefit Feeding Westchester.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “Food insecurity is a major issue facing many Westchester residents and this is a perfect opportunity for all of us to make a difference. Feeding Westchester works hard on behalf of our neighbors in need and we are proud to partner with them.”

To make a donation, please bring non-perishable food for the donation boxes located in the Fountain Plaza in front of the park. Most needed items include: canned protein, canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, and beans and rice. All who donate will receive a pass for one free game of mini-golf at Playland.

Feeding Westchester President & CEO Leslie Gordon says: “We’re thrilled to partner with Westchester County for a food drive at Playland Park. What a great way to close out the summer! Although summer is almost over, our neighbors in Westchester face hunger all year long – 200,000 people, including 60,000 children need our help and we can’t do it without you.”

The drive will take place on the same day as Playland begins to celebrate “Customer Appreciation Weekend” when park-goers can ride all day for $20 per person with no spectator fees for all.