Our Story

The Food Bank of WNY works tirelessly to fight hunger one day at a time. We procure and distribute nutritious food and support to our hungry community members throughout Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Niagara counties.

In any given month, we assist as many as 139,780 individuals through our 317 agencies and programs, including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, group homes, snack programs, camps and child and adult day cares.

The Food Bank of WNY is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Our commitment to accountability, transparency and fiscal responsibility continues to earn us the maximum 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator.

We are certified members of Feeding America – a network of 200 food banks across the country – and the Food Bank Association of New York State.

Our Mission & Vision

Our MISSION is to obtain nutritious food and support from public and private sources and efficiently distribute these resources to the hungry in Western New York through our member agencies.

Our VISION is to respectfully provide food, training, education, and hunger advocacy for our member agencies and their clients.

Our Core Values



Counties We Serve

Cattaraugus County

Chautauqua County

Erie County

Niagara County