Westfield pitches in during pandemic

From left are Kathy Peterson of Rural Ministry, Mayor Michael VandeVelde, Rob Dorman of the agency.

WESTFIELD — On April 10, the Chautauqua County Rural Ministry held one of it’s Nourish New York distribution days at the Westfield American Legion.

About 20 helpful citizens turned out to help unload trucks, stuff bags and boxes with food to hand out.

The Chautauqua County Rural Ministry is an interfaith human service agency. They have been awarded a grant through New York state to help local businesses recover from the pandemic.

It’s a program that gets food from restaurants and markets that have been hit hard by the pandemic and put it in the hands of people that need it. Westfield Mayor Michael VandeVelde said, “It was an honor to help CCRM when they were here in Westfield. Thanks go out to CCRM’s director Kathy Peterson and CCRM’s Rob Dorman and all the people that came to help.”

Tentative dates for more Nourish NY distributions include:

¯ April 25 — Westfield Moose.

¯ May 8 — Legion, Mother’s Day Distribution.

¯ May 29 – Chautauqua County Rural Ministry Dunkirk Memorial Day distribution.


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