President’s Message

For the past 9 years, it has been my honor and privilege to serve as President & CEO of this great organization. I am grateful for each day I have been fortunate enough to assist the community in this role. However, I have decided that the timing is right for me to step down from this position for personal and professional reasons.

My affiliation with the Food Bank of WNY began more than 20 years ago, when I joined the Board of Directors. Over the past two decades, I have witnessed the tremendous growth of the organization. I am so proud of all the accomplishments and efficiencies our devoted team has achieved.

Unfortunately, hunger still remains a serious issue in our community. It is imperative to all of us at the Food Bank of WNY that we continue to put those we serve first as we facilitate a smooth transition to the next leader. The Board of Directors, staff, and I will work closely to ensure there are no disruptions to our agencies, donors, volunteers, community partners and especially our families in need.

While this move will allow me to spend more time with family and pursue personal goals, I remain as committed as ever to the organization’s mission of distributing nutritious food and support to the hungry in Western New York. I am thankful for all those who dedicate so much of their time and talents to fighting hunger in our community. You have all been an important part of my life and have inspired me more than you may ever know.

As we begin this next chapter, I am confident that the organization has never been in a stronger position. Your support has made our accomplishments possible, and I thank you for your continued partnership. I look forward to the day when hunger is no longer a problem in Western New York.


Marylou Borowiak
President & CEO