Eastchester Community Action Partnership (ECAP) honors Eastchester 5K Committee at Annual MLK Jr. Breakfast

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The Eastchester Community Action Partnership (ECAP) recently held its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast at the Reformed Church in Bronxville. This breakfast is a major fundraiser and also gives ECAP the chance to honor their community supporters. This year’s honoree was the Eastchester 5K committee for their large donation which enabled ECAP to finally purchase a much needed passenger van. ECAP Area Director Don Brown commented, “We are so thankful to the Eastchester 5K for this generous donation. This new van will enable ECAP to deliver food pantry bags to older residents who do not drive and are unable to walk with the heavy grocery bags. It will also be used to pick up donations and could be used in various other ways as well”.

The Rotary Club of Eastchester has agreed to help pay the insurance costs for the van. They also donate many of the turkeys for ECAP’s Thanksgiving food drive.

ECAP serves only residents of Bronxville, Tuckahoe and Eastchester and all services are free. It runs an after school program, a bi-weekly food pantry, an emergency food pantry and offers gently used clothing, toys and household items. They offer tutoring using Concordia College and local high school students, a referral service to hundreds of agencies and community based partnerships and distributed over 200 Thanksgiving baskets to residents last year.

Pictured are members of the ECAP Advisory Board, the Eastchester 5K Committee and the Rotary Club of Eastchester at a recent ECAP meeting.