20% of Residents Are Food Insecure; Tarrytown Resident to Teach Social Work/Justice at Columbia

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Here’s what’s happening Today in the 914, according to Westchester Woman:?20% of Residents Are Food Insecure; Tarrytown Resident to Teach Social Work/Justice at Columbia; MORE

1.)?Clifford Jackson, of?Larchmont, and retired Eastchester police officer Jeffrey Meyer, of Tuckahoe, both?volunteer with Food Bank For Westchester and what they’ve found is that:

“Our culture demonizes those in need of food assistance?and shelter. This stereotype is the exact opposite of their reality. This demonization by many exudes the hypocrisy of this nation and those who have this depraved attitude, especially when this society purports to have so-called Christian values.

They are tired of seeing the elderly, the disabled, college students and the working poor struggle to attain basic life necessities. According to the Food Bank of Westchester, 20 percent of county residents are food insecure.

“This is engendered by a rapacious cut-throat, market-driven culture, and the fallout?is this level of hunger and homelessness,” their op-ed piece in lohud?reads.

You can read their full piece in lohud below:

The hunger trap of Westchester’s working poor: View

In this wealthy nation, why must the elderly, the disabled or the working poor rely of food banks to subsist? We have been writing about homelessness and/or volunteering for many years. Food Bank for Westchester, using their Food Bank Mobil Pantry – a 36-foot commercially-equipped truck, travels throughout Westchester County delivering food to impoverished areas.

 

2.) Westchester woman and Tarrytown resident Sherry Saturno has been named a facilitator this fall at Columbia University School of Social Work’s Professional Development and Self-Awareness Program.
Sherry Saturno
Sherry Saturno, Director at Sprain Brook Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scarsdale
In this role, Sherry will collaborate with incoming graduate students to explore the connection between social work and social justice, and promote dialogue about power, privilege, and oppression.
The Professional Development and Self-Awareness Program’s mission is to create an environment that acknowledges and challenges injustices while educating students on anti-oppressive social work practices. Sherry is a national-award winning social worker and alumna of Columbia.

3.) Today’s headlines:

‘Human dignity’: 30 strangers attend Rockland funeral

About 30 people attended Francine Stein’s funeral Wednesday, none of whom she had ever met. Her pallbearers were strangers – men and women who carried her simple casket and then lowered it, shoveling warm earth into the grave. If those strangers had not attended Stein’s funeral, nobody would have.

 

Westchester Coach Sentenced To 100 Years In Prison For Raping Teenager

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – A former Mount Vernon track coach has been sentenced to a century in prison after being found guilty of raping a teenager who was under his care over the span of three years.

 

Wellness Retreat Offered in Westchester County Hudson Valley News Network

POUGHKEEPSIE – The Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter will offer a free wellness retreat for people with early- to middle-stage dementia and their family caregivers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at the Edith Macy Conference Center at 550 Chappaqua Road in Briarcliff Manor.