Plate Expectations at Resurgence Brewing Company on Chicago St – September 12, 2019

Enjoy food, beer, wine, games, rock climbing, and more at this fundraising event supporting Meals on Wheels, a program of FeedMore WNY! Take part in this exciting event at Resurgence Brewing Company’s brand new Chicago Street location!

Purchase tickets online

VIP tickets include event admission, a 16oz pint glass, rock wall climb, and an option to play either the wall of wine or lucky numbers. A limited number of VIP tickets are available.

Casual attire recommended. Event presented by Wegmans. For more information, contact Cassie Barrett at or 852-1305 ext. 3082

Plate Expectations 2019
Location: Resurgence Brewing Co.
Address: 55 Chicago St, Buffalo, NY
Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Platinum Sponsor:

Gold Sponsors:

Media Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors:

Alliant Capital Management Great Lakes Building Systems Freed Maxick Moog, Inc.
Personal Touch Food Service, Inc. Walsh Duffield Zenner & Ritter

Bronze Sponsors:

Allied Mechanical Hanover Insurance Group Huntington Debt Holdings KeyBank
Kreher’s Family Farms Magavern Magavern Grimm, LLP Morgan Stanley – Michael Radecke Mutual of America
National Grid NCAComp, Inc. PCA Technology Group Seneca Gaming Corporation
Southside Trailer Service

Food & Beverage Sponsors:

A. J. Letizio Sales & Marketing, Inc. Chateau Buffalo Ellicottville Brewing Co. Lockhouse Distillery
North America Breweries Orchard Fresh Perry’s Ice Cream Queen City Foods
Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More Tommyrotter Distillery Wegmans

Join us at Walk Off Hunger on Saturday, July 27, 2019!

We invite you to take part in this family-friendly event!

Participants will enjoy a two-mile scenic walk, bounce houses, children’s activities, raffles, rock wall climbing, food and refreshments.

All proceeds from Walk Off Hunger will benefit FeedMore WNY (formerly Food Bank of WNY & Meals on Wheels for WNY) and the thousands of hungry children, families, seniors and veterans served by our programs.

Saturday, July 27, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Island Park in Williamsville

Click here to register!

Towne Automotive Group celebrates 50th anniversary with promotion benefiting FeedMore WNY

Towne Automotive Group celebrates 50th anniversary with promotion benefiting FeedMore WNY

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Towne Automotive Group announced today that it is holding a special sales promotion during the month of June to benefit FeedMore WNY. Towne Automotive Group will donate a portion of the proceeds from every vehicle sold during the promotion to the new nonprofit organization formed when Meals on Wheels for WNY and the Food Bank of WNY joined forces earlier this year.

The proceeds will help FeedMore WNY provide nutritious food and support to the thousands of children, families, seniors and veterans who rely on its critical hunger-relief programs.

“Towne Automotive Group has been a proud member of the Western New York community since the day we opened our doors in 1969. While we have grown tremendously during the past 50 years, we still operate a family business that strives to take care of our employees, our customers, our business associates and our community,” Frank Downing, Jr., president of Town Automotive Group, said. “We are honored to celebrate this momentous occasion with our friends at FeedMore WNY and we are pleased to offer this promotion in order to help feed our hungry community members.”

“We are grateful for the generosity of Towne Automotive Group, and we are honored to be a part of its 50th anniversary celebration,” Anne McKenna, chief communications officer for FeedMore WNY, said.  “Through the support of partners like Towne Automotive Group and the compassion of our community members, FeedMore WNY is able to continue its mission of offering dignity, hope and a brighter future to our Western New York neighbors in need.”

West Herr Subaru “Shares the Love” with FeedMore WNY

West Herr Subaru recently “shared the love” with FeedMore WNY. From November 15, 2018 through January 2, 2019, as part of the annual “Share the Love” campaign, local Subaru dealers had the opportunity to add a local charity to the list of organizations to which purchasers could designate a donation.  West Herr Subaru once again selected FeedMore WNY’s Meals on Wheels program.

In conjunction with the year-end campaign, Subaru of America on behalf of West Herr Subaru, recently presented FeedMore WNY with a check for $53,600.

“West Herr Subaru is honored to support FeedMore WNY’s Meals on Wheels program through our Share the Love campaign,” West Herr Subaru General Manager Chuck Hardy said. “FeedMore WNY’s Meals on Wheels program not only provides nutritious food, but also friendship, to our homebound community members. We sincerely thank our customers who make it possible for us to support this critical program.”

“We are incredibly grateful for the continued support of everyone involved with this event including the West Herr owners, General Manager Chuck Hardy, the West Herr sales team, and our Western New York neighbors who have purchased or leased new cars and selected FeedMore WNY’s Meals on Wheels program as their charity of choice,” Lisa Woodring, FeedMore WNY chief development officer, said. “This incredible community support allows us to continue growing our Meals on Wheels program in order to feed more of our neighbors in need.”

Hungry To Help WNY – Charity Tasting Event at Patina 250

Try culinary creations by some of Buffalo’s best chefs and enjoy an open bar, all while supporting the programs of FeedMore WNY! Join us at this first-ever charity tasting event hosted by Patina 250.

Enjoy unlimited hors d’oeuvres from some of Buffalo’s premiere restaurants, including:

  • Patina 250
  • Hutch’s
  • Ristorante Lombardo
  • The Black Sheep Restaurant & Bar
  • The Dapper Goose
  • Lucky Day
  • Rick’s on Main
  • Black Iron Bystro
  • Delaware North Sportservice at KeyBank Center

Tickets and more information are available at

Hungry to Help WNY
Date: June 20, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Patina 250 – 250 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202

Gift Gathering Party @ Hydraulic Hearth | Thursday, June 27, 2019

Join us at Hydraulic Hearth on Thursday, June 27, 2019 for a Gift Gathering Party! Enjoy a cash bar and complimentary snacks at this unique happy hour event supporting FeedMore WNY’s Plate Expectations!

Admission is a donated gift valued at $25 or more, to be used as an auction item at this year’s Plate Expectations. (Suggested items include gift certificates, wine, gift baskets, vacation items, art, sports and entertainment memorabilia, or jewelry.)

RSVP by contacting Cassie Barrett at 716-852-1305 or by emailing!

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Time: 5 PM – 7 PM
Location: Hydraulic Hearth –  716 Swan St, Buffalo, NY 14210

Getting Better Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is critically important in maintaining physical and mental well-being. During times of sleep the body undergoes many key processes. The brain uses the time to create new neural pathways, which is why missing a night’s sleep can wreak havoc on your ability to process new data and deal with emotional stress. Episodes of sleep are also critical to balancing hormonal levels like insulin, ghrelin, and leptin; which help regulate your hunger cues and metabolism.

Sleep deficiency can negatively impact your immune system, increase your risk of obesity, and deprive the body of time needed to repair and heal blood vessels and your heart. Combined, long term effects of sleep deficiency have been linked to type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and depression.

Here are some strategies you can use to help you find a sound sleep each day:

  • Create a sleep schedule! Your mom was right. Going to bed and waking up at the same time each day really does help you get a better night’s sleep consistently.
  • Avoid large meals and alcohol before bed. Limit consumption of heavy fatty foods and try a lighter snack like air popped popcorn or veggie slices.
  • Limit caffeine consumption from beverages like coffee, soda, energy drinks, and tea. Stick with herbal tea for a zero caffeine option.
  • Skip that late night chocolaty treat. A serving of chocolate has roughly 12 mg of caffeine. And, honestly, who has the self-control to eat just one serving of chocolaty goodness?
  • Make the last hour before bed relaxing. Turn off screens, bright lights, and loud music. And if you are too co-dependent on that technological device of yours (hey, no-judgement) make sure to turn on your device’s blue-light filter. Visible blue light contains short-wavelength, high energy light that makes the eye strain as it scatters quickly.
  • Add a plant to your bedroom. They are great for adding color and warmth, and many species can help purify the air and improve sleep quality throughout the night. Plants like English Ivy, Peace lily, and the Snake plant all thrive in low indirect light and help purify the air by releasing oxygen at night.

Elder Law Day 2019

Elder Law Day provides information to assist older adults in making informed choices about their health and financial well-being.

Join Erie County Senior Services and the Center for Elder Law and Justice at this informational session at the Millennium Hotel. The event includes legal presentations, consultations, expert advice, lunch and a raffle.

Learn more and register by visiting

Elder Law Day
Location: Millennium Hotel (2040 Walden Ave, CheektowagaNY) 
 June 6, 2019
Time: 8:00 am – 1:30 pm
Cost: Free


Former President & CEO Chris Procknal celebrates retirement

After six years of service with Meals on Wheels for Western New York and FeedMore WNY, Alliance Project Director Christine Procknal retired on May 3, 2019. Prior to her role as the alliance project director, Chris served as President and CEO of Meals on Wheels from October 2017 through February 2019. During her time with the organization, she also served as Chief Operations Officer and as a member of the Support Services team.

Prior to joining Meals on Wheels, Chris spent 17 years at Sitel (formerly ClientLogic) in a number of management positions including client relations, customer service, project management and acquisitions. She also was Site Director of an operations facility for inbound document and payment processing for major Fortune 500 companies. In addition, she has 14 years of experience in sales with IBM.

As a gesture of gratitude for her dedication to the organization, her former office at the FeedMore WNY James E. Casey location was re-purposed and dedicated in her honor.

We give our warmest wishes and deepest thanks to Chris for her leadership and hard work toward making our organization what it is today.