Summer President’s Message
There are a lot of things that go on here at the Food Bank of WNY in the spring and summer. First of all, the wonderful folks who nurture our community garden bring it back to life after its long winter’s hibernation. We also have our well-loved annual Walk Off Hunger event through beautiful Island Park in Williamsville on July 26.
This year we have two new events – Wegmans Fill the BackPack Food Drive runs from June 15 through June 28 and will benefit our BackPack Program. (Our Backpack Program takes place throughout the school year and provides children who rely on free school meals with backpacks of food to take home on Fridays for weekend consumption.)
Also new this summer is Zombie Night at the Bisons on June 27. $5 of the $10 purchase price for tickets for this game will come to the Food Bank (if you mention this when purchasing.) You can get your inner zombie on (makeup artists will be available to help you do it up right) while making a difference for your community. Raffle tickets for great prizes will be given out for donations of canned goods at the gates, and Evans Bank will be joining us as volunteers that evening.
Clearly, the Food Bank of WNY never rests. But that is because we can’t afford to. 35,974 households depend on us for food assistance every month, and we never want to disappoint those seniors, little kids, veterans and people in difficult circumstances. Hunger doesn’t take a holiday; it’s a problem 365 days a year.
So, no matter the season, with your help, we will continue to do what we do best – provide for our neighbors in need. Have a terrific summer. After the winter we have had, all of us deserve it!
Marylou Borowiak, President & CEO
& the Entire Staff of the Food Bank of Western New York