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The Yorktown Congress of Teachers, the Yorktown Food Pantry, and Traditions 118 Restaurant are teaming up to combat hunger.
On Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Traditions will host Tip a Teacher Night. Have your dinner served to you by the teachers of the Yorktown school district and all the tips as well as a portion of the proceeds, will be donated to the Food Pantry of Yorktown Community Help.
YCT president Sean Kennedy, Traditions co-owner Michael Lubic, and Food Pantry Director Joan Seaboldt invite all local residents to come out to enjoy good food and good company for a good cause.
The Yorktown Congress of Teachers has had a long-standing relationship with the food pantry and co-sponsors the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. However, "in light of these difficult times," said Mr. Kennedy, "our membership felt that we must go further to extend support to our community. The Tip a Teacher event has become a new YCT tradition and we are committed to making this year’s event even better."
In 2011, the YCT donated over $5000 to the food bank. The YCT also provides financial support to two other local charities and provides scholarships to Yorktown graduates. The Yorktown Food Pantry provides food and other relief to about 60 Yorktown families monthly and, according to Ms. Seaboldt, that number nearly doubles during the holidays. Community Help was founded in the mid-1960’s when local churches and other organizations pooled their resources to provide help to families in need. In the 80’s, the Food Pantry operated out of the District’s farmhouse building making the partnership between the Yorktown Congress of Teachers and Yorktown Community Help even more natural.
"As a graduate of Yorktown public schools," Mr. Lubic said, "I take pleasure in giving back to the community that has given me so much." Lubic and his mother, Lisa, run this family-friendly restaurant that is best described as upscale casual featuring classic comfort foods with a modern Italian flare.
To make reservations for Tip the Teacher Night, please call Traditions: (914) 248- 7200. To make a donation to Yorktown Community Help, please drop off non-perishable food items to any of Yorktown’s public schools or mail a cash donation to 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.
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