Food Give-Away At Harbor Island Park Tuesday

Michael Woyton

MAMARONECK, NY — There was good news and bad news at the food give-away at Harbor Island Park in Mamaroneck Tuesday. Mayor Thomas Murphy said the good news was "our capacity as a community to provide aid has grown."

Local volunteers gave away 620 bags of groceries, he said.

The bad news was that the need has outpaced the growth in capacity.

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"Many folks were turned away after the food supply was exhausted," Murphy said.

"This was heartbreaking but easily remedied with greater effort on our part," he said. "Those of us who are still gainfully employed and those of us who are lucky enough to have ample resources have to dig deeper."

Murphy said the fight against the new coronavirus and hunger won't be won in one battle.

"It is a daily struggle to help our residents who are in dire need," he said. "We have a unique and glaringly obvious opportunity to perform an act of kindness and love by helping those who currently need a hand."

Murphy asked that the community give again to the Larchmont/Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force.

"Hopefully, we are through the worst that Corona can throw at us," he said. "We took it and we are still here, still moving forward, still looking out for each other. The road ahead is not easy but we will face it as a community, head on!"

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This article originally appeared on the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Patch