Food for Tomorrow Society Team

Clem Eckert, The Food Bank Ambassador

Clem E. Eckert, the former President and CEO of the Food Bank of Western New York is the Food Bank Ambassador responsible for Major and Planned Giving opportunities with the Food Bank donors who have an interest in supporting its long-term mission.


After retiring from the retail food industry in 1995, Clem joined the Food Bank of WNY and remained with us until his retirement in 2008, during which time he oversaw expansion of the Food Bank.


In his new role, Clem will meet with donors to discuss larger donations in support of current Food Bank programs and the Food for Tomorrow Society Planned Giving commitments through wills, bequests, and other methods, to ensure life giving food for those who are hungry in the years to come.


"As Food Bank Ambassador, my objective is to provide the perpetuation of feeding the less fortunate of our community, not only for the present but during future years," Clem said. "Having been part of the Food Bank for 17 years, I have continued to develop an appreciation for and a commitment to its mission and vision."


Clem looks forward to talking with friends of the Food Bank friends and meeting new ones. Please send him an e-mail or call him at 716-935-6687.



Mike Billoni, Food Bank’s Community and Public Relations Director

Mike Billoni joined the Food Bank of Western New York in 2006 as its Marketing and Public Relations Relations Director.  In 2012, he was moved into his current position.  He is responsible for the development of the Food for Tomorrow Society as well as event sponsorships, and public, government and community relations. 

Prior to joining the Food Bank of WNY, the life-long WNYer was the principal of Billoni Associates, a writing, events and publicity company.  He also was Vice President/General Manager of the Buffalo Bisons professional baseball club and was a sports writer for the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, the Buffalo Courier-Express and the Tonawanda News. 

“It is an honor to be working with Clem and our board of directors to ensure the Food Bank’s future through membership in the Food for Tomorrow Society,” Billoni says.

Please call him for more information on the Food for Tomorrow Society at 716-935-6677 or send him an e-mail.


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