The Food Bank of WNY provides food and services to 341 member agencies which serves up to 44,000 families in any given month.
The Food Bank of WNY receives perishable and non-perishable food and other supplies from manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, brokers, food distributors, and food drives. Monies from fundraisers, grants and monetary donations are used to supplement these donations.These products, including packaged, canned, perishable and non-perishable food, meet all food safety and nutrition standards. In addition, the Food Bank is helped in its purchasing and/or distribution of food product by food drives and fundraisers as well as by state and federal government grants.
The Food Bank distributes food to approximately 341 member agencies that feed the less fortunate in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Niagara Counties. These are child care centers, food pantries, group homes, senior programs, shelters, soup kitchens, and summer camps. The Food Bank of WNY provides more than 15 million pounds of food annually across the four counties it serves.