food recovery

Food waste accounts for 24% of the waste that is sent to landfills and
22% of the waste that is burned in combustion facilities. 

What is food waste?

Food waste is the loss or disposal of food that is still safe and suitable for human consumption. It occurs at various stages of the food supply chain and leads to significant economic, environmental, and social implications.

What is food recovery?

Food recovery is the practice of preventing surplus food from being dumped in the trash and provides a variety of social, economic, and environmental benefits. The highest and best form of food recovery involves collecting wholesome but unused or unsalable food for distribution to those in need.

how is CCNw helping?

CCNW partners with local restaurants, grocery stores, and businesses to collect perfectly-good foods that would normally be discarded. We recover over 125,000 pounds of food annually from our partners to share with our neighbors-in-need.

Some of our local partners who supply us with food recovery:

ACME Goldens Bridge

Greenway Markets

Shoprite of Bedford Hills

ACME Yorktown Heights

LMNOP Bakery

Stop & Shop Somers

Bedford Bagel and Bakery 

Mount Kisco Bagel

The Market at Pound Ridge Square

County Harvest

Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry

The Reading Room - Katonah

DeCicco and Sons Armonk

Northern Westchester Hospital

Trader Joe's Danbury

DeCicco and Sons Bedford

Popup Bagels


DeCicco and Sons Brewster

Second Chance Foods

Westchester Local Food Project

DeCiccos and Sons Somers 

Sgaglio's Marketplace

Whole Foods Chappaqua

how can you help?

Each individual or family can help in the fight against food waste by donating the extra food in your pantry, fridge, garden, or freezer. We gratefully accept any donations of UNEXPIRED canned goods, fresh produce, meats, dairy, eggs, and frozen foods.
Businesses and restaurants who want to help can drop off any extra food during our regular business hours. If you would like to become a partner who supplies us with regular donations, please email or call our Operations Manager, Nicole Sorgi, at 914.232.6572 ex. 105.
We are open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Thursday from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please do not leave donations when the Center is closed.