THANK YOU! Student Council at Our Lady of Victory School for raising this money for the programs at CSA!
Pictured above: Bella Arnone, Aliyah Walker, Quincy Morrison

THANK YOU! Junior League of Bronxville for providing financial assistance for freezer repairs.

Eagle Scout Project 2021

In December of 2020 we were approached by Life Scout JP Denfeld from Troop 5, Bronxville to discuss a range of potential Eagle Projects. Many times this means helping others in the community by doing a specific project. After a few visits and discussions on how the scouts could help, we decided that the best project would be re-organizing and moving our pantry which was located on the balcony floor to the unused office on the second floor. Along with the organization and thorough inspection of hundreds of canned goods, the team of scouts led by JP Denfeld moved everything, cleaned the shelving units, and even installed a fresh new floor in the room where the new pantry would live. They re-organized and re-shelved all pantry items by date, and product, and installed 3 brand new shelving units to hold many of our supply goods. This amazing crew did all of this is a matter of 3 days! We are so happy to have a beautifully clean room to store our emergency pantry goods, and we are very proud of JP, and all of the scouts and scouters that made this project possible. We wish to congratulate JP on this achievement, and want to thank all of the scouts, scouters, and adults who participated to make this Eagle Scout Project a great success! Check out the slideshow below!

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List of Volunteers from Troop 5

JP Denfeld
Michael Denfeld
Hunter Denfeld
Sheridan Denfeld
Jon Denfeld
CJ Green
Cian Merluccio
Roan Merluccio
Matt Presant
Gabe Gilmer
Vince La Vecchia
Marco La Vecchia
Edward Phillips
Peter Phillips
Alex Dallendorfer
Andreas Wimmershoff
Eamon Sullivan
Mike Reeder

CSA is OPEN with “Grab & Go” Service

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

We are happy to announce that we have reopened as a “Grab & Go” dinner service every Tuesday through Friday evening from 5pm – 5:45pm at the Mt. Vernon Armory. We are starting to accept volunteers for our “Make A Meal” program, and we are allowing limited volunteers on site to help distribute the food. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to help out in any way. Right now our greatest need will be take out containers and take out bags and re-stocking our refrigerators with food and sliced deli meats for our take home lunch. If you would like to make a donation, please do not hesitate to reach out! We thank all of our supporters past, present and future as we strive to continue providing the same nutritious and balanced meals as we have always done.

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Every week our team of volunteers prepare and package sandwiches to be given out with dinner.

“Make A Meal For One Night” Is More Popular Than Ever!

Thanks to all of our Volunteers for helping bring back our “Make A meal For One Night” Program! We are still unable to invite our large volunteer groups to help ON SITE, but that has not stopped the meal deliveries! The calendar is quickly filling up with individuals and groups who want to provide dinners, so don’t wait to sign up!!!

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How CSA Continued to Serve The Community During our Shut Down

We would like to send a huge shout out and “Thank You!” to Westchester County (NY) Chapter, The Links – Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Westchester Alumni Chapter and Fresh Direct for organizing this Donation of 100 boxes of food for the distribution at the Doles Center on Friday, June 12th.

We would also like to thank Recreation Commissioner Sylvia Gadson, Mayor Shawn Patterson-Howard and the City Employees for continuing to provide these emergency food services to the public until such time as we can get back in the Armory. We are continuing to do what we can by connecting donations like this to the City where it will get immediate use.

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.”