more room. more food.

FeedMore WNY is investing in the future by centralizing its operations to a new facility in the Town of Hamburg!

Above, a conceptual rendering shows the new headquarters for FeedMore WNY.

the problem

Due to a rapid increase in food insecurity among Western New York residents, current FeedMore WNY facilities are operating beyond their capacity to meet the service needs of the region.

the solution

To continue expanding regional food programs and providing its current services, FeedMore WNY will build a 197,700 square-foot facility to centralize its regional operations on a 74-acre site in the Town of Hamburg.

the need

After reaching nearly two-thirds of its fundraising goal to establish a permanent home for the organization, FeedMore WNY is kicking off the public phase of its campaign and inviting the community to participate in this critical project.

I want to learn more about the capital campaign and new headquarters!

I want to support FeedMore WNY by donating to the capital campaign!

meal services

Our expanded meal services deliver more than just healthy food.

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find food

Locate food pantries and dining sites throughout Western New York.

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nutrition assistance

Learn about ways you can receive additional nutrition assistance.

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nutrition education

Learn how to maintain a healthy lifestyle through nutrition workshops, cooking classes and more.

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Deadline extended for claiming stolen SNAP, temporary assistance benefits

The deadline to submit claims to request the replacement of SNAP and/or cash assistance benefits has been extended to Dec. 31.

SNAP benefits stolen between Oct. 1, 2022, and Aug. 21, 2023, and/or cash assistance benefits stolen between Jan.1, 2022, and Aug. 21, 2023, through EBT card skimming and phishing scams are eligible to be replaced when a claim has been submitted by the deadline.

Households whose SNAP or temporary assistance benefits benefits were stolen within those timeframes may still apply for replacement if the Dec. 31 deadline is missed. In order for a claim to be reviewed, application must be submitted within 30 days from the date the household discovered the theft. Any benefits stolen on or after Aug. 22 must be reported within 30 days of the date the household becomes aware of the theft to be eligible for replacement.

For more information or to learn about how to file a SNAP and cash assistance benefit replacement request, click the button below.

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Donate to ‘Check Out Hunger’ at Wegmans, Price Rite stores

Help FeedMore WNY “Check Out Hunger” by making a $2, $3 or $5 donation at the check out registers of participating Wegmans and Price Rite retailers.

The campaign helps us provide nourishing food for Western New York neighbors in need. All of the proceeds will supports FeedMore WNY!

Check Out Hunger donations are available at Wegmans locations through Thursday, Nov. 23, while Price Rite will continue the campaign through Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024.

For more details, or to donate directly to the campaign, click the button below.

check out hunger details

Operation: Rock Out Hunger completes another year’s mission

FeedMore WNY wishes to thank everyone in the region who participated in Operation: Rock Out Hunger by donating frozen turkeys, nonperishable food items and funds to benefit people in need this holiday season!

The event, which ended Nov. 21, was presented by 97 Rock, Kaleida Health and 7WKBW. Donations collected during the weeklong Rock Out Hunger will assist the hungry families, children, older community members and veterans who depend FeedMore WNY for support.

We wish to extend further appreciation to 97 Rock’s DJ Jickster, who spent the duration of the event on a FeedMore WNY trailer to help collect the donations.

Further details about Rock Out Hunger are included in the video clip!

Sabres assist in collecting more than 3,100 turkeys for community

FeedMore WNY wishes to thank the Buffalo Sabres and Turkeys for Tickets partners for organizing a successful event donation drive that led to the collection of 3,138 turkeys within two hours!

For every 20-pound turkey dropped off at either a participating Wegmans store or at Key Bank Center on Nov. 16, the Buffalo Sabres provided the donor one voucher, good for two tickets to an upcoming Sabres home game.

In addition to Wegmans, the Sabres partnered with Audacy for the annual event, The number of turkeys collected during the event were shared evenly between FeedMore WNY and the Buffalo City Mission.

“FeedMore WNY is incredibly grateful for the continued support of the Buffalo Sabres, Audacy, Wegmans and the Western New York community through Turkeys for Tickets. This has become an incredibly critical drive for FeedMore WNY to ensure we are able to distribute turkeys to our neighbors in need throughout Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties for the Thanksgiving holiday,” said Tara A. Ellis, president and CEO of FeedMore WNY.

community feedback

“It’s an amazing gift to know that they’re bringing my dad a hot meal every day,”

— Donna, caregiver of home-delivered meals recipient.