Rick Rakow, who has dedicated nearly 20 years of service to feeding the more than 200,000 residents in Westchester County who are hungry, will be honored by Feeding Westchester, the county’s leading hunger-relief organization, on April 13th at Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, NY. The organization will also be celebrating its 30th anniversary at the event.
“We are thrilled to honor Rick this year at our 30th Anniversary Gala. He has been a longtime supporter of Feeding Westchester and we look forward to celebrating his continued dedication to our organization and to the entire Westchester community,” said Leslie Gordon, CEO of Feeding Westchester, formerly known as the Food Bank for Westchester. “Rick has served on our Board of Directors since 2000 and we’re honored to call him our dear friend.”
“It is very humbling to be recognized by this organization which obviously means so very much to me,” said Rakow. “No one should ever experience hunger, much less in a county as affluent as Westchester. None of this could happen without the hard work of our incredible staff and the nearly 30,000 hours provided by our volunteers, without the generosity of our donors and the important work and generosity of our great Board of Directors and our more than 300 community food programs throughout Westchester County.”
There is still time to support Feeding Westchester’s Spring Gala. Donations in honor of Rick Rakow can be made by visiting feedingwestchester.org/donate or by calling Tamar Jacobson, Senior Manager of Events and Corporate Engagement at 914-909-9612.
Rick Rakow is the President of Rakow Commercial Realty Group, Inc. based in White Plains, NY. Since 1985, Rakow Group has helped businesses sell, buy and/or lease the commercial space they need to thrive and is one of the most active commercial real estate firms in the region. For more information, visit www.rakowgroup.com.
“The work I have done on behalf of Feeding Westchester certainly helps me to better understand the needs of all the non-profits we represent”, said Rakow.
About Feeding Westchester
For 30 years, Feeding Westchester, formerly known as Food Bank for Westchester, has been the heart of the fight against hunger in Westchester County. We support more than 300 community food programs that are directly feeding the 200,000 county residents who struggle with hunger each year. Last year Feeding Westchester distributed 7.5 million meals across the county. Every $1 donated to Feeding Westchester provides 4 meals for our neighbors in need. Westchester’s collaboration with major retailers and corporations, and its expertise in food procurement, storage, and distribution, turns every monetary donation into fresh food provided for our community. For more information, visit feedingwestchester.org.