CSA is in collaboration with Y-COP and the First United Methodist Church to do a FREE Grab & Go Lunch from Mon 3/23 – Fri 3/27! Distribution will be from 11:30am – 1:30pm at 227 Lincoln Avenue at First United Methodist Church.

Below is is a list of how YOU can help. If anyone would like to volunteer or donate, please call (914) 215-3063.


The City Closes Armory Until March 31

From March 16-March 31 the Mt. Vernon Armory will be closed. As you may or may not know, CSA shares and operates our facility at the Armory with the Office of the Aging (Senior Center). Seniors gather there daily, some of whom are also part of the 50+ guests who congregate at our meal program. A big part of our mission to help our neighbors is providing a social setting and the ability to sit down and enjoy a hot meal with others. Unfortunately due to the contagious nature of this virus, the adverse health conditions of our guests and the elderly, the City has made the decision to shut the Armory, therefore we will not be providing meals during this shut down period. Thank you to all the volunteers who have reached out to us to provide support during this time!

Until we get the green light to open, here is a list of some food distribution sites that are servicing Mount Vernon.

2020 Brings New Partnerships and Volunteers to CSA!

Pelham Brownie Troop 2612
Deborah Huldah Ministries

We are thrilled to forge new partnerships and invite new volunteer groups and individuals to our CSA Family! 2020 has been stellar so far as we continue receiving local support with “make a meal” donations and monetary contributions.

We’re proud to announce our newest partnership with Country Market in Eastchester as they graciously donate beverage and food items to our program!



Volunteers make up an enormous part of our daily operation. We accept all ages and any groups big or small.

Take Home Lunch

Each dinner guest receives a take home lunch consisting of a sandwich, beverage, snack, and dessert.

Our Mission

What started out in 1986 as a small lunch program has grown into one of the most vital meal programs in the City of Mount Vernon, NY.

We are here to provide a nutritious meal to the most at risk in our community. We offer a free meal, 4 nights per week to anyone in need with no eligibility criteria required.

Our primary operation is a free dinner service every Tuesday – Friday from 5pm – 5:45. We also offer a take home lunch, an emergency pantry, and other take home items (when available).

Want to Volunteer?

Want To Make A Donation?

Here are some of our supporters, past and present. We thank you!

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If you wish to send a check, please make checks payable to: “Community Service Associates, Inc.”