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Additional Assistance2019-02-21T17:28:01+00:00

Additional Assistance

As the partial government shutdown continues, leaving many federal government employees furloughed or working without compensation, the Food Bank of WNY is mobilizing to hold a series of special food distributions throughout its four-county service area to assist impacted employees and their families who may be experiencing financial hardship or food insecurity.  Click here to view more information on the special distributions for furloughed federal government employees.

If you need food, the Food Bank of WNY can help you locate emergency food assistance services in the community. Please call us at (716) 852-1305 or use our Pantry/Meal Locator to find food nearest to you. Every food recipient is treated with dignity and respect.

For additional assistance, dial 2-1-1 to speak with a trained specialist to identify services in the Western New York community that can provide you with the help you need. Information available through 2-1-1 include basic needs, food assistance, free tax preparation, holiday assistance, housing, job training, legal counseling, mental health services, substance abuse services, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Need SNAP help? The Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) provides free and confidential services to connect hungry New Yorkers with nutrition assistance programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  SNAP is our nation’s first line of defense against hunger, stretching the monthly food budgets of all who meet program guidelines.  NOEP is available in many counties across the state and throughout all boroughs of New York City.