HUDSON VALLEY, NY — Each week, Patch will be highlighting volunteer opportunities in the Hudson Valley. This will be a chance to help your community and be an opportunity to give back — perhaps in a way you didn't consider before.
And if you are in an organization that has some need for volunteers, be sure to let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week we are putting the spotlight on a few opportunities in the Hudson Valley.
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As a reminder, in response to the ongoing new coronavirus crisis, Volunteer New York! set up a website so people can find opportunities to help in their communities. The Virtual Volunteer Center will act as a regional hub that lists community needs and volunteer opportunities that support the most vulnerable who are affected by the virus.
According to organizers, Volunteer New York! has been working closely with local agencies and county and state officials to ensure a coordinated response in directing those who want to help where their time and resources can do the most good.
There are many opportunities from which to chose, and organizers said people should check back often because it's a constantly changing public resource.
Here are a few opportunities as suggested by Volunteer New York!:
9/11 from 9 a.m. to noon
Food Pantry Volunteers
Volunteer New York! and multiple community food pantries have put together a community-wide food drive to support COVID-19 Hunger Relief.
Throughout the Lower Hudson Valley
Donate Food to Families in Need
Grace Church of White Plains
Food Rescue Volunteers
Patch has partnered with Feeding America to help raise awareness on behalf of the millions of Americans facing hunger. Feeding America, which supports 200 food banks across the country, estimates that in 2020, more than 54 million Americans will not have enough nutritious food to eat due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. This is a Patch social good project; Feeding America receives 100 percent of donations. Find out how you can donate in your community or find a food pantry near you.