President's Message

The holidays will soon be upon us, and we at the Food Bank of Western New York wish you and your family the happiest of seasons.

Unfortunately, hunger does not take a holiday. Many local families struggle with hunger 365 days a year, and this season is no exception.

As the cold weather sets in, several of our Western New York neighbors have to choose between heating their homes or purchasing nutritious food. While many look forward to this festive time of year, others face the season with anxiety because they worry about feeding their families a traditional holiday meal.

We are so thankful for your support during this time of high need. Your generosity helps us in our effort to make sure that no one goes hungry during the holidays.

Still, there are a lot of bellies to fill in our community. On average, 41,348 families rely on our services each month, and the number of families we help has increased 14% over the prior year.

People often ask how they can help feed our neighbors in need. There are several ways to support the Food Bank, including volunteering in our sorting room at our warehouse, holding a food drive or donating money to the Food Bank. In fact, every dollar donated helps to provide approximately 6 meals in our community. You can also learn more about our upcoming events right here on our website.

On behalf of all the families we serve, thank you for your incredible support. With your help, we can continue to fight hunger one day at a time.


Marylou Borowiak, President & CEO

& the entire staff of the Food Bank of Western New York

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