Sweet Expectations at Home is a virtual event supporting FeedMore WNY! Starting on Monday, May 18, guests will be able to bid on exciting auction items. Certain ticket levels also include entry into exclusive raffles and prizes. On Wednesday, May 20 from 6-7pm, join us for live raffle drawings and more. Your support helps FeedMore WNY continue to provide nutritious food to our neighbors in need during these unprecedented times.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York JIT Toyota-Lift Rich Products
Atos|Syntel Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner LLP Freed Maxick Independent Health Moog National Fuel PCA Technology Group, Inc. Perry’s Ice Cream Personal Touch Food Service, Inc. Walsh Duffield Trautman and Associates
Service changes for home-delivered meals and mobile food pantry for February 27, 2020.
Due to the inclement weather, and for the safety of our volunteers, we have closed our home-delivered meal sites in the following areas in Erie County: Angola, Boston, Collins, Holland and Springville. The following delivery sites in Niagara County have been closed: Bishop Gibbons Apartments (North Tonawanda), Lewiston and St. John the Baptist (Lockport).
Volunteers and clients impacted by these closures will be contacted. All other meal delivery sites remain open.
The following mobile food pantry stops are closed today: Citizens Community Development Corporation (CCDC), Bread of Life Colden and Brocton Portland Food Pantry.
West Herr Subaru has selected our Meals on Wheels program as one of the local beneficiaries of this year-end event! With every vehicle sold or leased now through January 2, 2020, Subaru of America, Inc. will donate $250 to a designated local or national charity. If you’re shopping for a car this holiday season, consider supporting our organization through Share The Love!
December 4, 2019 – December 17, 2019: Whole Foods Market hosts Feed4More once a year during the holiday season to offer customers the opportunity to make a difference in their communities through a regular grocery shopping trip. During Feed4More, customers are urged to help support hunger relief in the Western New York community by donating at the register. Any donation amount is accepted. 100 percent of donations given during Feed4More at Whole Foods Market will be distributed by Feeding America® and will help to support local food banks including FeedMore WNY’s Food Bank program.
Whole Foods Market Amherst
3139 Sheridan Dr, Amherst, NY 14226
Patrons of all Dash’s Market locations will have the option to add a $1, $3, or $5 donation at checkout, benefiting the Meals on Wheels program of FeedMore WNY. This is the ninth year for the Step Up to the Plate partnership. The fundraiser has generated more than $66,000 in donations for the Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York.
Thank you to Dash’s Market for supporting FeedMore WNY throughout the holiday season!
Dash’s locations throughout Western New York:
North Buffalo / Hertel – 1770 Hertel Ave., Buffalo, NY 14216
Kenmore / Tonawanda – 1210 Colvin Blvd., Tonawanda, NY 14217
Clarence / Lancaster – 8845 Main St., Clarence, NY 14221
East Amherst / Williamsville – 499 West Klein Rd., Buffalo, NY 14221
Beginning October 28, 2019, FeedMore WNY will be expanding its home-delivered meal services to include the geography currently covered by Lockport Meals on Wheels.
The Board of Directors of the Lockport Meals on Wheels recently voted to join forces with FeedMore WNY. FeedMore WNY is working closely with the current team at Lockport Meals on Wheels to ensure a seamless transition in service.
“Lockport Meals on Wheels is pleased to join forces with FeedMore WNY,” Maureen Wendt, chair of the Board of Directors for Lockport Meals on Wheels, said. “The health and well-being of our Lockport Meals on Wheels clients has always been our top priority. We are confident that this step forward will greatly benefit our homebound neighbors who rely on our services. We believe that our clients will be excited to benefit from all that FeedMore WNY has to offer.”
It is important to note that:
Participants do not need to re-register; meal service for current participants will continue seamlessly.
FeedMore WNY’s home-delivered meal program offers six therapeutic diets to fit the diverse needs of its clients. The diets include a regular, low/fat, low/sodium option; a renal diet; a bland diet; a calorie-controlled diet designed to help people living with diabetes; a ground diet; and an avoiding gluten diet. Participants who receive a special diet today will receive the same diet after the transition. FeedMore WNY’s team of registered dieticians works closely with clients to ensure their dietary needs are being met.
FeedMore WNY provides a daily well-being check with volunteers reporting concerns to the Social Work department, which then works with caregivers and emergency personnel as needed to help ensure safety.
For the first time ever, Lockport’s home-delivered meal clients also will receivenew perks, including access to FeedMore WNY’s angel card and birthday gift programs, AniMeals program for clients with pet companions and emergency food kits.
With this expansion in service, FeedMore WNY will prepare and deliver an additional 7,000 meals annually through its home-delivered meal program. In 2018, FeedMore WNY provided nearly 867,000 nutritious meals to homebound neighbors in need through this program.
FeedMore WNY is the new nonprofit organization created by the alliance of Meals on Wheels for Western New York and the Food Bank of Western New York. The two organizations joined forces in February 2019 in order to better reach underserved populations and more efficiently meet the needs of the community.
“We are thrilled to expand our home-delivered meal program to benefit our homebound neighbors in the City of Lockport,” Tara A. Ellis, president and CEO of FeedMore WNY, said. “This expansion will benefit clients, as they will be able to take advantage of our six specialized diets and our team of registered dieticians who are dedicated to improving the health of our clients. Our Social Work Team will be able to offer a safety net to caregivers as they work to ensure the safety and well-being of our clients. We look forward to this opportunity to provide nutritious meals, compassionate care and friendship to our Lockport neighbors in need.”
| November 19 – 26, 2019 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital |
The 14th Annual 97 Rock Operation: Rock Out Hunger, will be held from Tuesday, November 19 through Tuesday, November 26. The event will take place in the Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital parking lot, hosted by Kaleida Health.
97 Rock’s DJ Jickster will live on a FeedMore WNY trailer for an entire week as he collects donations of frozen turkeys, non-perishable food items and funds to feed families in need this holiday season and beyond. Join us in our efforts to fight hunger by donating, volunteering, or stopping by to visit DJ Jickster!
Event sponsored by 97 Rock and Channel 7 Eyewitness News.
For a donation of $2, $3 or $5 at the checkout of participating retailers, you can help us provide food for those in need. The proceeds from this annual campaign fund FeedMore WNY’s ongoing programs and services.