On Saturday, a drive-up nonperishable food collection at Southside Elementary School (430 Southside Parkway) to assist FeedMore WNY. Hundreds of vehicles lined up while volunteers unloaded donations, ensuring limited contact.
FeedMore WNY provides food to more than 300 partner agencies, including food pantries and soup kitchens, across the region. In the past several weeks, the COVID-19 crisis has produced a significant increase in individuals seeking assistance, causing FeedMore’s food donation supply to dwindle.
“It is during the darkest times that South Buffalo shines the brightest,” said South Buffalo District Buffalo Common Council Member Scanlon. “We are home to countless first responders and essential employees who are on the frontlines battling the coronavirus, and many of our other residents have been forced to close their businesses, facing an uncertain future. Yet throughout the past six weeks, the call I have received the most is asking what can be done to help those who have been hit the hardest. When I learned that FeedMore WNY’s donation supply was running low, I knew that all I had to do was put the word out to the community and they would deliver. Thank you to everyone who donated and to Erie County Legislators Gilmour and Meyers for jumping on board to make the drive a success. It is events like today that remind us that no one is alone during this trying time.”
FeedMore WNY provides nutritious food, friendship and skills training to its Western New York neighbors in need. Through its Food Bank Distribution Center and partner hunger-relief agencies, as well as its Meals on Wheels and other targeted feeding programs, FeedMore WNY alleviates hunger and assists community members of all ages throughout Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties.