President’s Message


It is truly an honor and a privilege to serve as the new President & CEO of the Food Bank of WNY. With nearly 179,000 individuals facing hunger throughout our four-county service area, this is not a role I take on lightly.

Like you, I am fiercely passionate about helping our most vulnerable neighbors. It is a passion that has driven much of my professional life as well as the time I spend outside of work as a community volunteer. As the Food Bank of WNY’s new President & CEO, I am excited to build upon the organization’s already solid foundation and many successes. I will work tirelessly alongside our Board of Directors, staff, member agencies, volunteers and community partners in order to find innovative ways to effectively fight hunger and feed more families.

With the holiday season approaching, there is no time to waste. All of us at the Food Bank of WNY are working hard to make sure our neighbors in need do not spend this festive time of year worrying about where their next meal will come from. Of course, it is your support that makes this possible. We cannot thank you enough.

I hope to meet many of you in the coming days and weeks at our community drives and events. I also encourage you to reach out to me anytime at (716) 935-6698. I am incredibly grateful for your partnership, and I look forward to working closely with you as we strive to end hunger in Western New York.


Tara A. Ellis
President & CEO