Posted on Jun 22, 2020
Y-EY Works with Gullotta House to feed Westchester
Our Club has been working with Gullotta House to help provide on-the-job meals to Yonkers Hospital staff, EMS, police, and Fire Departments.  The Club has provided a grant to help offset the cost of these meals.  Gullotta House - a fully volunteer organization, pooled resources from other organizations to continue providing meals not only to our frontline responders but also to homebound and needy seniors and families.
PPE Supplies for St John's Hospital
The AFYA Foundation, based in Yonkers, through the good offices of the Club and District, provided 1,000 Face shields and 700 masks to the Emergency Room staff at St. John's Riverside Hospital., Additional supplies being procured for the Hospital.
Club Donates funds for wait staff at Zuppa Restaurant
The Club has been meeting at Zuppa Restaurant for some time for our evening meetings.  However, with the outbreak of the pandemic and the stay-at-home situation, the Club has switched to online meetings.  The Restaurant is closed and the wait staff thee are no longer able to work.  The Club decided to repurpose some of the money, members would have spent on lunches at the restaurant and donate these funds to the wait staff there to help them tide over the current difficulties.  
Club Food-Packing for Seniors Continues
The Club has continued its food-packing project for homebound seniors and the handicapped in partnership with Yonkers Community Action Program -YCAP.  Club volunteers have been packing over 100 bags of food every few weeks for delivery to those in need. 
Club convenes online meetings
Our Club has responded to the current situation by setting up online meetings.  Through a program of support from the District, the club has been conducting its regular Club meetings as well as Board meetings via Zoom Conference calling.  Attendance has been at par with our regular in-person meetings,  Most members agreed that Club business is being conducted efficiently but they do miss the fellowship that the in-person meetings offered.