Join us for the Food 2 Families donation event November 30th
We need your help collecting Brown Bags of Hope for the 14th Annual Food 2 Families donation event on November 30th! Get the details here!
Stop by the Tops Friendly Market at 4777 Transit Road Friday, November 30th and make a donation to benefit the Food Bank of WNY! Brown Bags of Hope to benefit the Food Bank will be sold at local Tops stores in November leading up to the outdoor food and fund drive. You can donate from now until December 16th!
All Tops locations will be participating by selling Little Brown Bags of Hope. All proceeds benefit Food Bank of WNY
Main location 5am-9pm --- all other locations 7am-8pm—
MAIN LOCATION – Tops # 220- 4777 Transit Road at French, Depew
Store #22 Niagara Falls – 7200 Niagara Falls Blvd. –
Store #41 – Amherst- 3980 Maple Rd. across from Blvd. Mall
Store # 236 – Hamburg – S. 6150 South Park Ave.
Store #232 - Buffalo – 2101 Elmwood Ave
Store #21 - Lockport – 5827 S. Transit Rd.
Each location will have a tent and truck staffed with volunteers to collect donations throughout the day.
The mission of the Food Bank of WNY is to obtain nutritious food and support from public and private sources and efficiently distribute these resources to the hungry in Western New York through our member agencies in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties.
· Within the Food Bank’s service area, 1 in 8 people – or 168,740 people – is facing hunger.
· Nearly one in five kids (54,170 children) is facing hunger in the Food Bank’s service area.
· Hunger does not take a holiday. Many local families struggle with hunger 365 days a year, and the holiday season is no exception. As the cold weather sets in, many of our neighbors in need have to choose between paying for heat or purchasing nutritious food. We are so grateful for the community’s support as we work to make sure that no one goes hungry during the holidays.
· Not all of us are fortunate enough to view the holidays as a time for celebration. The Food Bank and its agencies assist as many as 45,300 households in any given month. Instead of preparing a traditional holiday feast, many of these families struggle to afford even the most basic necessities. With the help of our community partners, the Food Bank is working hard to make sure local families in need can sit down to a nice, holiday meal.
· Hunger doesn’t discriminate. Many of our community members are just one job loss, medical emergency or unexpected crisis away from needing food assistance.
· Hunger touches nearly every zip code in our service area, including suburbs and rural areas. People who live in rural areas – the very places where food is grown to feed others – are often more at risk of hunger due to limited job opportunities, public transport and child care services. The nearest grocery store or pantry is often miles away.
· The face of hunger may surprise you. Those who are hungry include hard-working families trying desperately to make ends meet. It includes seniors who worked all their lives only to discover that their fixed income has made it necessary for them to choose between heating their home and a hot meal. It includes children who have to arrive at school hungry because their parents cannot afford to feed them breakfast.
· The Food Bank of WNY partners with 318 agencies throughout Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Erie and Niagara counties. Our agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, group homes, snack programs, camps and child and adult day cares.