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Yonkers Raceway Drivers Bartlett, Holland, MacDonald, Stratton To Assist Food Bank For Westchester

For the second straight year Yonkers Raceway leading drivers Jason Bartlett, Brent Holland and others will assist the Food Bank For Westchester on Tuesday, April 16.

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Yonkers, NY (PressReleaser) April 15, 2013 — For the second consecutive year, leading harness drivers Jason Bartlett, Brent Holland, Mark MacDonald and Jordan Stratton will be among Yonkers Raceway employees and horsemen teaming up with the Food Bank for Westchester to help those in need throughout America. On Tuesday, April 16, dozens of Raceway/Empire City Casino staffers, headed by Vice President and COO Bob Galterio and the four sulky stars, will visit the Food Bank's warehouse in Elmsford, located about 20 minutes north of Yonkers.

The Food Bank's staff is hosting a tour, then putting their eager visitors to work packaging food to be distributed countywide. The event is scheduled from 1:00-3:00 PM. The Raceway and its horsemen have also pledged to make a donation to the Food Bank.

For more information, contact the Food Bank (914-923-1100), or visit them on-line at www.foodbankforwestchester.org.

"We're only too happy to help such a worthwhile cause," said Galterio. "Having our employees and best-known drivers volunteer their time makes it that much better."

“We’re pleased to again be able to help the Food Bank of Westchester,” said Joe Faraldo, President, SOA of New York. “We appreciate the efforts of our leading drivers, the SOA staff and Yonkers Raceway management and employees. We continue our efforts to address the most basic of human needs, to be free of hunger.”

The Food Bank for Westchester, one of eight food banks in New York State, is the backbone of the county’s emergency food network. It acquires, warehouses and distributes more than seven million pounds of food annually to over 220 frontline hunger-relief organizations. Those organizations include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, day care and residential programs.

In early 2012, the Food Bank moved to a larger facility (200 Clearbrook Road in Elmsford), to get more food out to more of the estimated 200,000 people in Westchester who are hungry or at risk of hunger. The Food Bank’s mission is to lead, engage and educate Westchester County residents in creating a hunger-free environment.

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Jerry Milani
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212-972-5337

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