First and foremost, let me wish you the very best of New Years! You, our steadfast and devoted supporters, have once again provided the ingredients needed for us to have rolled out another stellar year! The donations of your valuable time and funds have made it possible for us to truly proclaim 2014 as the most productive year the Food Bank of WNY has yet achieved!
Here are just some of the highlights:
Our Agency Services team signed on 14 new charitable food providing agencies!
Through our Direct Delivery Program for Erie County, over 7,000,000 pounds of food were distributed to persons in need!
Our Food Express trucks delivered 1.4 million pounds of fresh foods including produce, dairy and meat products directly to our agencies’ clients.
Overall, the Food Bank provided 15,293,832 pounds of food (a million more than last year)!
We were there for 39,000 families who relied on us for food throughout 2014!
106,000 individuals in need received food through our 330 member agencies EVERY MONTH!
15,000 pounds of emergency food was delivered to South Buffalo and Lackawanna just after the big snowstorm in November. Once there it was packed into bags and delivered to families in need by National Guardsmen and other volunteers.
We enjoy giving you these yearly updates because we feel it is important to let you know how your support is utilized. Once again, we want to offer you the opportunity to come here for a tour so you can see, up close and personal, what it is you are making possible.
We hope this year turns out to be a wonderful one for you and all those you love. You have made so much possible for so many; you deserve the very best.
Marylou Borowiak, President & CEO
& the entire staff of the Food Bank of Western New York