Roberta Apuzzo
Executive Director

Dear Friends of CSA:

As we usher in a new decade, our hope is for a bright future for our country, our communities, our families and our friends.  As I look back on the past 25 years that I have had the honor to serve as the Executive Director of this vital organization, I can recall how many lives we have been able to save by the mere fact that we have survived. Through many difficult times we have survived. Our ability to continue to serve those most in need is due to the continued support of our wonderful donors and the cadre of volunteers that have worked  faithfully, lending a helping hand. Some of our volunteers have been with us for 25 years. Their loyalty is incredible and our guests look forward to seeing them, engaging in meaningful conversation.  Since we began our “Make A Meal” program, churches, schools, clubs, families and individuals have purchased and prepared delicious meals from home for our guests to enjoy.   Our mission is not only to feed but also to bring a sense of community to those in need. So many of our guests have no one. It is important for us to be in a safe space, and we are. Our space is our guests’ safe community. Without the diligent work of our volunteer coordinator Jared Apuzzo we wouldn’t be as successful as we are. I wish all a very happy holiday season and a THANK YOU for believing in us. Happy NEW DECADE


Roberta Apuzzo: Executive Director

Stay tuned for more exciting things happening at CSA as we grow and expand our services and partnerships in the new year.

Thank You!



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.”