Food For Tomorrow

 

 

The Food for Tomorrow Society is comprised of Food Bank of Western New York supporters who make a lasting commitment to feed the hungry in WNY by naming the Food Bank as the ultimate beneficiary of a planned gift.

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James and Sue Billoni

Michael J. and Deborah Billoni

Anne Bird

Darrell and Marylou Borowiak

Glenn A. Butler

Drew and Jodi Cerza

John and Terri Dunbar

Clem and Anne Eckert

Robert Gacek

Marion V. Grimes

Justin Guerin

John Jablonski

Marilee Keller

Michael and Judith Mann 

Anne Matjeka

Polla Milligan

Martin & Carol Palumbo

Keith J. and the late Celia A Parwulski

Russell J. Salvatore

J. Milton (Zeke) and Amy Zeckhauser

 

For additional information on the Food for Tomorrow Society membership, please contact Mike Billoni, Public & Community Relations Director, Food Bank of WNY, 91 Holt Street, Buffalo, NY 14206 - 716-935-6687 - email 

Why I Have Joined the Food for Tomorrow Society 

John and Terri Dunbar

John and Terri Dunbar, long-time volunteers at the Food Bank of Western New York have joined the Food for Tomorrow Society. John is also a former Chair of the Food Bank’s Board of Directors and he is currently a member of its Community Advisory Council.


“When our children told us they were hungry, we were lucky enough to go to the refrigerator or our pantry and give them something to eat,” Terri explains. “The despair felt by a parent who has nothing to give their child is overwhelming. We all love our children and we want to keep them healthy, safe and well fed so they can grow, learn and do their best.

 

“The Food Bank is helping to provide for this most basic need: keeping WNY children from being hungry. I cannot think of anything more important,” adds Terri. “While volunteering at the annual Food 2 Families event I recall a parent handing us a bag of canned goods. She told us their family had accepted food from the Food Bank in the past, but they are now in a more fortunate position and are able to give back. That person’s generosity really showcases the giving spirit of WNY residents and it speaks volumes about the role the Food Bank plays in this community.


“We are so proud to help provide for the Food Bank’s future success!”


John, a State University of New York at Buffalo alumnus and an adjunct professor there, was a member of the Food Bank’s Advisory Committee in 2002 before being elected to the Board of Directors in 2003-04. He was elected Vice Chair in 2006-07 and served as Chair of the board 2008-09 through 2009-10. He was Past Chair in 2010-11 and has been a member of the Community Advisory Council since.


“Our family has been quite fortunate and we felt a commitment to the Food Bank. The Food for Tomorrow Society is a great way for the Food Bank of WNY to serve those less fortunate in the future,” John explains. “We have entrusted our gift to the Food Bank of WNY because the organization is well managed and effectively distributes nutritious food to those in need throughout Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties.

“As I reflect upon my years of association with the Food Bank of WNY, I am most proud that our board and staff have brought the entire operation into the 21st century in terms of its infrastructure, both in terms of the building expansion, the addition of a back-up generator and the information technology we have installed. These investments in the Food Bank’s operation has helped to make it run more efficiently as the need for food from its member agencies continues to grow,” he adds.


Mike Mann, Past Chair of the Food Bank Board of Directors and a member of the Food for Tomorrow Society with his wife, Judith, says this about the Dunbars: “John has made a tremendous impact on the Food Bank of WNY. His leadership has changed how the Food Bank operates today and he has helped to shape a bright future for the organization. As founding members of the Food for Tomorrow Society, John and Terri continue to lead by example and inspire others to help feed the hungry in our community.”


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